SharePoint PnP Webcast – Consuming taxonomy within SharePoint Framework solution

April 29, 2018

In this PnP Webcast, we concentrated on showing how to get access on the taxonomy information in SharePoint Online from SharePoint Framework without using classic JSOM, which does not work that well within the SharePoint Framework solution model. Showed technique with mimicking classic CSOM calls with REST can be considered as a workaround until native REST API support will be provided for taxonomy service. This model is not technically recommended, but still supported as it uses documented APIs.

Presentation covers following discussion points:

  • How to access taxonomy client side? – using CSOM
  • There's currently no REST APIs for taxonomy
  • Understanding CSOM and using REST

Webcast demo shows following things:

  • Demonstration of the taxonomy call from SharePoint Framework web part to retrieve terms
  • Details on how the communication has been implemented in the web part code

Webcast presenters: Paolo PialorsiVesa Juvonen

The presentation used in this webcast is available from new PnP SlideShare locations at

Video on YouTube.

Additional resources

See following resources on the covered topics.

SharePoint / Office Dev Patterns and Practices

SharePoint / Office Dev Patterns & Practices (PnP) webcast series covers different patterns, practices and topics around development with Office 365 and SharePoint. The majority of the topics are valid for the Office 365 and SharePoint on-premises. Our objective is to release a new webcast weekly or bi-weekly with few slides and a live demo of the covered topic. All webcasts are published at the PnP YouTube channel with additional references to the existing materials.

PnP is a community-driven open source project where Microsoft and external community members are sharing their learning's around implementation practices for Office 365 and SharePoint on-premises (SharePoint Framework and add-in model). Active development and contributions happen in our GitHub repositories under dev branch and each month there will be a master merge (monthly release) with more comprehensive testing and communications. Latest activities and future plans are covered in our monthly community calls which are open to anyone from the community. Download invite from

This is work done by the community for the community without any actual full-time people. It’s been great to find both internal and external people who are willing to assist and share their learning's for the benefit of others. This way we can build on the common knowledge of us all. Currently, the program is facilitated by Microsoft, but already at this point, we have multiple community members as part of the Core team and we are looking to extend the Core team with more community members.

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