Create baseTaskList (deprecated)

Namespace: microsoft.graph


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The to-do API set built on baseTask is deprecated as of May 31, 2022, and will stop returning data on August 31, 2022. Please use the API set built on todoTask.

Create a new baseTaskList object.


One of the following permissions is required to call this API. To learn more, including how to choose permissions, see Permissions.

Permission type Permissions (from least to most privileged)
Delegated (work or school account) Tasks.ReadWrite
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Tasks.ReadWrite
Application Not supported

HTTP request

POST /me/tasks/lists
POST /users/{userId|userPrincipalName}/tasks/lists

Request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.
Content-Type application/json. Required.

Request body

In the request body, supply a JSON representation of the baseTaskList object.

The following table shows the properties that are required when you create a baseTaskList.

Property Type Description
displayName String Field indicating title of the task list.


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



Content-Type: application/json

    "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.taskList",
    "displayName": "Shopping list"


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

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

    "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.taskList",
    "@odata.etag": "W/\"kOO4xOT//0qFRAqk3TNe0QAABCE3Uw==\"",
    "displayName": "Shopping list",
    "id": "AAMkAGVjMzJmMWZjLTgyYjgtNGIyNi1hOGQ0LWRjMjNmMGRmOWNi"