Update columnDefinition

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Update a site, a list, or a content type 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.Manage.All Sites.FullControl.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported. Not supported.
Application Sites.Manage.All Sites.FullControl.All

HTTP request

PATCH /sites/{site-id}/columns/{column-id}
PATCH /sites/{site-id}/lists/{list-id}/columns/{column-id}
PATCH /sites/{site-id}/contentTypes/{contentType-id}/columns/{column-id}
PATCH /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.
Content-Type application/json. Required.

Request body

In the request body, supply a JSON representation of those properties of a columnDefinition resource to update. For best performance, don't include existing values that haven't changed.

For columns in site or list, you can update any property of columnDefinition other than the id property.

For columns in contentType, you can update only the required or hidden property.


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



PATCH /sites/{site-id}/contentTypes/{contentType-id}/columns/{column-id}
Content-Type: application/json

  "required": true,
  "hidden": false,
  "propagateChanges": false		


Note: The response object shown here might be shortened for readability.

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

  "description": "",
  "displayName": "Custom Column",
  "enforceUniqueValues": false,
  "hidden": false,
  "id": "11dfef35-e2f7-4f17-82b0-6fba34445103",
  "indexed": false,
  "name": "Custom Column",
  "readOnly": false,
  "required": true,
  "text": {
    "allowMultipleLines": false,
    "appendChangesToExistingText": false,
    "linesForEditing": 0,
    "maxLength": 255