itemReference resource type

Namespace: microsoft.graph

The itemReference resource provides information necessary to address a driveItem or a listItem via the API.


Property Type Description
driveId String Unique identifier of the drive instance that contains the driveItem. Only returned if the item is located in a drive. Read-only.
driveType String Identifies the type of drive. Only returned if the item is located in a drive. See drive resource for values.
id String Unique identifier of the driveItem in the drive or a listItem in a list. Read-only.
name String The name of the item being referenced. Read-only.
path String Path that can be used to navigate to the item. Read-only.
shareId String A unique identifier for a shared resource that can be accessed via the Shares API.
sharepointIds sharepointIds Returns identifiers useful for SharePoint REST compatibility. Read-only.
siteId String For OneDrive for Business and SharePoint, this property represents the ID of the site that contains the parent document library of the driveItem resource or the parent list of the listItem resource. The value is the same as the id property of that site resource. It is an opaque string that consists of three identifiers of the site.
For OneDrive, this property is not populated.

JSON representation

The following is a JSON representation of the resource.

  "driveId": "string",
  "driveType": "personal | business | documentLibrary",
  "id": "string",
  "name": "string",
  "path": "string",
  "shareId": "string",
  "sharepointIds": { "@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.sharepointIds" },
  "siteId": "string"


To address a driveItem from an itemReference resource, construct a URL of the format:


The path value is an API path relative to the target drive, for example: /drive/root:/Documents/myfile.docx.

To retrieve the human-readable path for a breadcrumb, you can safely ignore everything up to the first : in the path string.