Create a new list

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Create a new list in a site.

This API is available in the following national cloud deployments.

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

Permissions

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 Not available.
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported. Not supported.
Application Sites.Manage.All Sites.ReadWrite.All

HTTP request

POST /sites/{site-id}/lists

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 a list object.

Response

If successful, this method returns a 201 Created response code and a list object in the response body.

Examples

Request

The following is an example of how to create a new generic list.

Note: Custom columns are optional.

In addition to any columns specified here, new lists are created with columns defined in the referenced template. If the list facet or template is unspecified, the list defaults to the genericList template, which includes a Title column.

POST /sites/{site-id}/lists
Content-Type: application/json

{
  "displayName": "Books",
  "columns": [
    {
      "name": "Author",
      "text": { }
    },
    {
      "name": "PageCount",
      "number": { }
    }
  ],
  "list": {
    "template": "genericList"
  }
}

Response

The following example shows the response.

Note: The response object is truncated for clarity. Default properties will be returned from the actual call.

HTTP/1.1 201 Created
Content-type: application/json

{
  "id": "22e03ef3-6ef4-424d-a1d3-92a337807c30",
  "createdDateTime": "2017-04-30T01:21:00Z",
  "createdBy": {
    "user": {
      "displayName": "Ryan Gregg",
      "id": "8606e4d5-d582-4f5f-aeba-7d7c18b20cfd"
    }
  },
  "lastModifiedDateTime": "2016-08-30T08:26:00Z",
  "lastModifiedBy": {
    "user": {
      "displayName": "Ryan Gregg",
      "id": "8606e4d5-d582-4f5f-aeba-7d7c18b20cfd"
    }
  }
}