Create a new item in a list

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Create a new listItem in a list.

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

HTTP request

POST /sites/{site-id}/lists/{list-id}/items

Request body

In the request body, supply a JSON representation of the listItem resource to create.


Here is an example of how to create a new generic list item.

Content-Type: application/json

  "fields": {
    "Title": "Widget",
    "Color": "Purple",
    "Weight": 32


If successful, this method returns a listItem in the response body for the created list item.

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

  "id": "20",
  "createdDateTime": "2016-08-30T08:26:00Z",
  "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"

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