Create section

Namespace: microsoft.graph


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Create a new section in the specified notebook.


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) Notes.Create, Notes.ReadWrite, Notes.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Notes.Create, Notes.ReadWrite
Application Notes.ReadWrite.All

HTTP request

POST /me/onenote/notebooks/{id}/sections
POST /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/onenote/notebooks/{id}/sections
POST /groups/{id}/onenote/notebooks/{id}/sections
POST /sites/{id}/onenote/notebooks/{id}/sections

Request headers

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

Request body

In the request body, supply a name for the section.

Within the same hierarchy level, section names must be unique. The name cannot contain more than 50 characters or contain the following characters: ?*/:<>|&#''%~


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



Here is an example of the request.

Content-type: application/json
Content-length: 27

  "displayName": "Section name"

Here is an example of the response. Note: The response object shown here is truncated for brevity. All of the properties will be returned from an actual call.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-type: application/json
Content-length: 272

  "isDefault": true,
  "pagesUrl": "pagesUrl-value",
  "displayName": "name-value",
  "id": "8fcb5dbc-d5aa-4681-8e31-b001d5168d79",
  "createdBy": {
    "user": {
      "id": "id-value",
      "displayName": "displayName-value"
  "lastModifiedBy": {
    "user": {
      "id": "id-value",
      "displayName": "displayName-value"