Get SharePoint list column or filed internal name

This SharePoint 2010 tutorial explains how to get the internal name of a column or field of a SharePoint 2010/2013/Online list from the browser.

Get SharePoint list column internal name

Without using any code, from the browser we can able to retrieve SharePoint 2010 list column internal name.

Open SharePoint 2010/2013/Online site and then Go to the List Settings and then go to the Columns section.

Then click on the Column for which you want to retrieve the internal name as shown in the figure below:

Get SharePoint list field internal name

Get the internal name of a list field in SharePoint 2010

This will open the Change Column page. Check the URL:


The value after the Field attribute is the internal name. Here the internal name is FirstName and display name is First Name. Refer the fig below:

Get SharePoint list column internal name

Get the internal name of a list field in SharePoint 2010

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I hope this SharePoint tutorial helps to retrieve the list column internal name using a browser in SharePoint 2010/2013/2016 or SharePoint Online.

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Bijay Kumar

I am Bijay from Odisha, India. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies in Bangalore, India. I am Microsoft Office Servers and Services (SharePoint) MVP (5 times). I works in SharePoint 2016/2013/2010, SharePoint Online Office 365 etc. Check out My MVP Profile.. I also run popular SharePoint web site