Receiving a 404 when updating a skillProficiency using the beta API

Martijn van Schie 40 Reputation points


I'm trying to update a user's skillProficiency using the Beta API.

First i get the skillProficiency from a user by calling the beta API.



    "@odata.context": "$metadata#users('{userid}')/profile/skills(id,displayName,categories,proficiency)/$entity",
    "id": "180eb4aa-e988-4a44-9745-065db3460cf6",
    "displayName": "azure devops",
    "categories": [],
    "proficiency": null,
    "source": {
        "type": [

Then i try to PATCH the skillProficiency using the beta API:



    "displayName": "Azure DevOps",
    "categories": [ 
    "proficiency": "elementary"

Response is a 404

    "error": {
        "code": "UnknownError",
        "message": "",
        "innerError": {
            "date": "2022-12-22T10:41:51",
            "request-id": "77fa3206-3ba5-4807-b79e-ceb423a61fc8",
            "client-request-id": "77fa3206-3ba5-4807-b79e-ceb423a61fc8"

I did some more testing. The uses case mentioned in the issue is based on skills added via de Delve portal. This can be seen as the source type is UPA.

I also tested to create and update a new skill both created and updated using the API. This does work (although the PATCH call returned a 204 No Content which should actually return a 200 OK response code and an updated skillProficiency object in the response body.

Also, deleting skills previously created using Delve does not work. So, there is a connection between the two.

Hope this helps with the analysis.

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  1. Gopinath Chennamadhavuni 2,426 Reputation points

    Hi @Martijn van Schie,

    Thanks for reaching out.

    I am also experiencing the same issue in my test tenant. APIs under the /beta version in Microsoft Graph are subject to change. Use of these APIs in production applications is not supported.

    Currently, v1.0 version does not support to update the property of a user "skillProficiency". To check the availability of this property in v1.0, I would suggest you track changeLog for any updates/changes being made to Graph APIs in near future.

    Hope this helps.

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