Update an item in a list

Namespace: microsoft.graph


APIs under the /beta version in Microsoft Graph are subject to change. Use of these APIs in production applications is not supported. To determine whether an API is available in v1.0, use the Version selector.

Update the properties on a listItem.

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

PATCH /sites/{site-id}/lists/{list-id}/items/{item-id}/fields

Optional request headers

Name Value Description
if-match etag If this request header is included and the eTag provided does not match the current eTag on the item, a 412 Precondition Failed response is returned and the item will not be updated.

Request body

In the request body, supply a JSON representation of a fieldValueSet specifying the fields to update.


Here is an example that updates the Color and Quantity fields of the list item with new values. All other values on the listItem are left alone.

PATCH https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/sites/{site-id}/lists/{list-id}/items/{item-id}/fields
Content-Type: application/json

    "Color": "Fuchsia",
    "Quantity": 934


If successful, this method returns a fieldValueSet in the response body for the updated list item.

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

  "Name": "Widget",
  "Color": "Fuchsia",
  "Quantity": 934