Get columnDefinition

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Retrieve the metadata for a site, a list, or a contentType column.

This API is available in the following national cloud deployments.

Global service US Government L4 US Government L5 (DOD) China operated by 21Vianet


Choose the permission or permissions marked as least privileged for this API. Use a higher privileged permission or permissions only if your app requires it. For details about delegated and application permissions, see Permission types. To learn more about these permissions, see the permissions reference.

Permission type Least privileged permissions Higher privileged permissions
Delegated (work or school account) Sites.Read.All Sites.Manage.All, Sites.FullControl.All, Sites.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported. Not supported.
Application Sites.Read.All Sites.Manage.All, Sites.FullControl.All, Sites.ReadWrite.All

HTTP request

GET /sites/{site-id}/columns/{column-id}
GET /sites/{site-id}/lists/{list-id}/columns/{column-id}
GET /sites/{site-id}/contentTypes/{contentType-id}/columns/{column-id}
GET /sites/{site-id}/lists/{list-id}/contentTypes/{contentType-id}/columns/{column-id}

Request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required. Learn more about authentication and authorization.

Request body

Don't supply a request body for this method.


If successful, this method returns a 200 OK response code and a columnDefinition object in the response body.



The following example shows a request.

GET /sites/{site-id}/contentTypes/{contentType-id}/columns/{column-id}


The following example shows the response.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-type: application/json

  "description": "",
  "displayName": "Title",
  "hidden": false,
  "id": "99ddcf45-e2f7-4f17-82b0-6fba34445103",
  "indexed": false,
  "name": "Title",
  "readOnly": false,
  "required": false,
  "text": {
    "allowMultipleLines": false,
    "appendChangesToExistingText": false,
    "linesForEditing": 0,
    "maxLength": 255