Get metadata for a list

Important

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

Return the metadata for a list.

Permissions

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

HTTP request

GET https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/sites/{site-id}/lists/{list-id}
GET https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/sites/{site-id}/lists/{list-id}?expand=columns,items(expand=fields)

Request body

Do not supply a request body with this method.

Example

Request

GET /sites/{site-id}/lists/{list-id}

Response

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

{
  "id": "1234-112-112-4",
  "name": "MicroFeed",
  "createdDateTime": "2016-08-30T08:32:00Z",
  "lastModifiedDateTime": "2016-08-30T08:32:00Z",
  "list": {
    "hidden": false,
    "template": "genericList"
    }
}

With select and expand statements, you can retrieve list metadata, column definitions, and list items in a single request.

Request

GET /sites/{site-id}/lists/{list-id}?select=name,lastModifiedDateTime&expand=columns(select=name,description),items(expand=fields(select=Name,Color,Quantity))

Response

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

{
  "name": "Inventory",
  "lastModifiedDateTime": "2016-08-30T08:32:00Z",
  "columns": [
    {
      "name": "Name",
      "description": "Customer-facing name of the SKU"
    },
    {
      "name": "Color",
      "description": "Color of the item in stock"
    },
    {
      "name": "Quantity",
      "description": "Number of items in stock"
    }
  ],
  "items": [
    {
      "id": "2",
      "fields": {
        "Name": "Gadget",
        "Color": "Red",
        "Quantity": 503
       }
    },
    {
      "id": "4",
      "fields": {
        "Name": "Widget",
        "Color": "Blue",
        "Quantity": 2357
       }
    },
    {
      "id": "7",
      "fields": {
        "Name": "Gizmo",
        "Color": "Green",
        "Quantity": 92
       }
    }
  ]
}

Request

The following example shows how to get metadata for a list that contains three columns: Name, Quantity, and Category. Managed Metadata columns like Category return values as term ID and term name pair.

GET /sites/{site-id}/lists/{list-id}?select=name,lastModifiedDateTime&expand=columns(select=name,description),items(expand=fields(select=Name,Quantity,Category))

Response

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

{
  "name": "Inventory",
  "lastModifiedDateTime": "2016-08-30T08:32:00Z",
  "columns": [
    {
      "name": "Name",
      "description": "Customer-facing name of the SKU"
    },
    {
      "name": "Quantity",
      "description": "Number of items in stock"
    },
    {
      "name": "Category",
      "description": "Category of the item"
    }
  ],
  "items": [
    {
      "id": "2",
      "fields": {
        "Name": "Gadget",
        "Quantity": 503,
        "Category": {
          "termId": "791d537a-9c1c-3b05-97b0-1ce7ece7e1a4",
          "name": "Tool"
         }
       }
    },
    {
      "id": "4",
      "fields": {
        "Name": "Widget",
        "Quantity": 2357,
        "Category": {
          "termId": "902e568b-9b2d-4d06-87c2-2cf8ecf9f2b5" ,
          "name": "Mechanical Device"
         }
       }
    }
  ]
}