Create ediscoveryCase


Create a new ediscoveryCase object.


This API only creates an eDiscovery (Premium) case using the new case format. To learn more about the new case format in eDiscovery, see Use the new case format in eDiscovery (Premium).

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) eDiscovery.Read.All eDiscovery.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported. Not supported.
Application Not supported. Not supported.

HTTP request

POST /security/cases/ediscoveryCases

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 the ediscoveryCase object.

You can specify the following properties when you create an ediscoveryCase.

Property Type Description
displayName String The name of the eDiscovery case. Required.
description String The case description. Optional.
externalId String The external case number for customer reference. Optional.


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



The following is an example of a request.

Content-Type: application/json

    "displayName": "CONTOSO LITIGATION-005",
    "description": "Project Bazooka",
    "externalId": "324516"


The following example shows the response.

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

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

    "@odata.context": "$metadata#security/cases/ediscoveryCases/$entity",
    "description": "Project Bazooka",
    "lastModifiedDateTime": "2022-05-22T18:36:48.0834353Z",
    "status": "active",
    "closedDateTime": "2022-05-22T18:36:48.083436Z",
    "externalId": "324516",
    "id": "22aa2acd-7554-4330-9ba9-ce20014aaae4",
    "displayName": "CONTOSO LITIGATION-005",
    "createdDateTime": "2022-05-22T18:36:48.0834351Z",
    "lastModifiedBy": null,
    "closedBy": null