Add Named Item

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Adds a new name to the collection of the given scope using the user's locale for the formula.


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

HTTP request

POST /me/drive/items/{id}/workbook/names/add
POST /me/drive/root:/{item-path}:/workbook/names/add
POST /me/drive/items/{id}/workbook/worksheets/{id|name}/names/add
POST /me/drive/root:/{item-path}:/workbook/worksheets/{id|name}/names/add

Request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.
Workbook-Session-Id Workbook session Id that determines if changes are persisted or not. Optional.

Request body

In the request body, provide a JSON object with the following parameters.

Parameter Type Description
name string The name of the named item.
reference Json The formula or the range that the name will refer to.
comment string The comment associated with the named item


If successful, this method returns 200 OK response code and WorkbookNamedItem object in the response body.


Here is an example of how to call this API.


Here is an example of the request.

Content-type: application/json
Content-length: 54

  "name": "test5",
  "reference": "=Sheet1!$F$15:$N$27",
  "comment": "Comment for the named item"


Here is an example of the response. Note: The response object shown here might be shortened for readability.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-type: application/json
Content-length: 109

    "@odata.context": "$metadata#workbookNamedItem",
    "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.workbookNamedItem",
    "": "/users('ca41eb6e-5828-486b-ab52-c3bd1f7a4047')/drive/root/workbook/names(%27test5%27)",
    "comment": "Comment for the named item",
    "name": "test5",
    "scope": "Workbook",
    "type": "Range",
    "value": "Sheet1!$F$15:$N$27",
    "visible": true