Update columnDefinition

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Update a site, a list, or a content type column.


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) Sites.Manage.All, Sites.FullControl.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application Sites.Manage.All, Sites.FullControl.All

HTTP request

PATCH /sites/{site-id}/columns/{column-id}
PATCH /sites/{site-id}/lists/{list-id}/columns/{column-id}
PATCH /sites/{site-id}/contentTypes/{contentType-id}/columns/{column-id}
PATCH /sites/{site-id}/lists/{list-id}/contentTypes/{contentType-id}/columns/{column-id}

Request headers

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

Request body

In the request body, supply a JSON representation of those properties of a columnDefinition resource to update. For best performance, don't include existing values that haven't changed.

For columns in site or list, you can update any property of columnDefinition other than the id property.

For columns in contentType, you can update only the required or hidden property.


If successful, this method returns a 200 OK response code and an updated columnDefinition object in the response body.



PATCH /sites/{site-id}/contentTypes/{contentType-id}/columns/{column-id}
Content-Type: application/json

  "required": true,
  "hidden": false,
  "propagateChanges": false		


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

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-type: application/json

  "description": "",
  "displayName": "Custom Column",
  "enforceUniqueValues": false,
  "hidden": false,
  "id": "11dfef35-e2f7-4f17-82b0-6fba34445103",
  "indexed": false,
  "name": "Custom Column",
  "readOnly": false,
  "required": true,
  "text": {
    "allowMultipleLines": false,
    "appendChangesToExistingText": false,
    "linesForEditing": 0,
    "maxLength": 255