Create items

Create an item in Dynamics 365 Business Central for use on invoices, quotes, etc.

HTTP request

Replace the URL prefix for Dynamics 365 Business Central depending on environment following the guideline.

POST businesscentralPrefix/companies({id})/items

Request headers

Header Value
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.
Content-Type application/json

Request body

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


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



Here is an example of a request.

POST https://{businesscentralPrefix}/api/v1.0/companies({id})/items
Content-type: application/json

  "number": "1896-S",
  "displayName": "ATHENS Desk",
  "type": "Inventory",
  "blocked": false,
  "baseUnitOfMeasure": {
    "unitCode": "PCS",
    "unitName": "Piece",
    "symbol": "",
    "unitConversion": null
  "gtin": "",
  "itemCategory": {
    "categoryId": "TABLE", 
    "description": "Assorted Tables"
  "inventory": 0,
  "unitPrice": 1000.8,
  "priceIncludesTax": false,
  "unitCost": 780.7,
  "taxGroupCode": "FURNITURE"


Here is an example of the response.


The response object shown here may be truncated for brevity. All of the properties will be returned from an actual call.

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

  "id": "id-value",
  "number": "1896-S",
  "displayName": "ATHENS Desk",
  "lastModifiedDateTime": "2015-11-09T02:14:32Z"

See also

Tips for working with the APIs

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