Create event

Important

APIs under the /beta version in Microsoft Graph are subject to change. Use of these APIs in production applications is not supported.

Use this API to create a new event in a calendar. The calendar can be one for a user, or the default calendar of an Office 365 group.

Permissions

Depending on the type of calendar that the event is created in and the permission type (delegated or application) requested, one of the following permissions is required to call this API. To learn more, including how to choose permissions, see Permissions.

Calendar Delegated (work or school account) Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Application
user calendar Calendars.ReadWrite Calendars.ReadWrite Calendars.ReadWrite
group calendar Group.ReadWrite.All Not supported. Not supported.

HTTP request

A user's or group's default calendar.

POST /me/calendar/events
POST /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/calendar/events
POST /groups/{id}/calendar/events

A user's calendar in the default calendarGroup.

POST /me/calendars/{id}/events
POST /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/calendars/{id}/events

POST /me/calendarGroup/calendars/{id}/events
POST /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/calendarGroup/calendars/{id}/events

A user's calendar in a specific calendarGroup.

POST /me/calendarGroups/{id}/calendars/{id}/events
POST /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/calendarGroups/{id}/calendars/{id}/events

Request headers

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

Request body

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

Response

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

Example

Request

The following example creates an event in the specified calendar of the signed-in user's.

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

POST https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/me/calendars/AAMkAGViNDU7zAAAAAGtlAAA=/events
Content-type: application/json

{
  "subject": "Let's go for lunch",
  "body": {
    "contentType": "HTML",
    "content": "Does next month work for you?"
  },
  "start": {
      "dateTime": "2019-03-10T12:00:00",
      "timeZone": "Pacific Standard Time"
  },
  "end": {
      "dateTime": "2019-03-10T14:00:00",
      "timeZone": "Pacific Standard Time"
  },
  "location":{
      "displayName":"Harry's Bar"
  },
  "attendees": [
    {
      "emailAddress": {
        "address":"adelev@contoso.onmicrosoft.com",
        "name": "Adele Vance"
      },
      "type": "required"
    }
  ]
}
Response

Here is an example of the response. Note: 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

{
    "@odata.context": "https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/$metadata#users('5d8d505c-864f-4804-88c7-4583c966cde8')/calendars('AAMkAGViNDU7zAAAAAGtlAAA%3D')/events/$entity",
    "@odata.etag": "W/\"/IUUrIl3PkG1JCSsPfU+8wAAGXjGjw==\"",
    "id": "AAMkAGViNDU7zAAAAA7zAAAZe6CkAAA=",
    "createdDateTime": "2019-02-28T21:36:26.7105485Z",
    "lastModifiedDateTime": "2019-02-28T21:36:26.9577227Z",
    "changeKey": "/IUUrIl3PkG1JCSsPfU+8wAAGXjGjw==",
    "categories": [],
    "originalStartTimeZone": "Pacific Standard Time",
    "originalEndTimeZone": "Pacific Standard Time",
    "uid": "040000008200C780DAE",
    "reminderMinutesBeforeStart": 15,
    "isReminderOn": true,
    "hasAttachments": false,
    "subject": "Let's go for lunch",
    "bodyPreview": "Does next month work for you?",
    "importance": "normal",
    "sensitivity": "normal",
    "isAllDay": false,
    "isCancelled": false,
    "isOrganizer": true,
    "responseRequested": true,
    "seriesMasterId": null,
    "showAs": "busy",
    "type": "singleInstance",
    "webLink": "https://outlook.office365.com/owa/?itemid=AAMkAGViNDU7zAAAAA7zAAAZe6CkAAA%3D&exvsurl=1&path=/calendar/item",
    "onlineMeetingUrl": null,
    "recurrence": null,
    "responseStatus": {
        "response": "organizer",
        "time": "0001-01-01T00:00:00Z"
    },
    "body": {
        "contentType": "html",
        "content": "<html>\r\n<head>\r\n<meta http-equiv=\"Content-Type\" content=\"text/html; charset=utf-8\">\r\n<meta content=\"text/html; charset=us-ascii\">\r\n</head>\r\n<body>\r\nDoes next month work for you?\r\n</body>\r\n</html>\r\n"
    },
    "start": {
        "dateTime": "2019-03-10T12:00:00.0000000",
        "timeZone": "Pacific Standard Time"
    },
    "end": {
        "dateTime": "2019-03-10T14:00:00.0000000",
        "timeZone": "Pacific Standard Time"
    },
    "location": {
        "displayName": "Harry's Bar",
        "locationType": "default",
        "uniqueId": "Harry's Bar",
        "uniqueIdType": "private"
    },
    "locations": [
        {
            "displayName": "Harry's Bar",
            "locationType": "default",
            "uniqueId": "Harry's Bar",
            "uniqueIdType": "private"
        }
    ],
    "attendees": [
        {
            "type": "required",
            "status": {
                "response": "none",
                "time": "0001-01-01T00:00:00Z"
            },
            "emailAddress": {
                "name": "Adele Vance",
                "address": "AdeleV@contoso.OnMicrosoft.com"
            }
        }
    ],
    "organizer": {
        "emailAddress": {
            "name": "Megan Bowen",
            "address": "MeganB@contoso.OnMicrosoft.com"
        }
    }
}