In this post, I’m going to do a CSR field rendering template for a star ratings field. It’s just what it sounds like, give the user an opportunity to rate something with 0 to 5 stars, by clicking into an image of 5 stars. Under the hood it will just be a numeric field, but as much as possible I’d like the user to never see the number. Anywhere the field appears, they should see an image with the appropriate number of gold stars.
This relatively brief post will explain what a Parameter Alias is in OData. They’re used in examples throughout the SharePoint REST API Documentation, and there is a brief description of them (see references), but they are not very well explained. The basic syntax looks like: