Update Outlook category

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

Update the writable property, color, of the specified outlookCategory object. You cannot modify the displayName property once you have created the category.

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) MailboxSettings.ReadWrite
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) MailboxSettings.ReadWrite
Application MailboxSettings.ReadWrite

HTTP request

PATCH /me/outlook/masterCategories/{id}
PATCH /users/{id|userPrincipalName}/outlook/masterCategories/{id}

Request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.

Request body

In the request body, supply the values for relevant fields that should be updated. Existing properties that are not included in the request body will maintain their previous values or be recalculated based on changes to other property values. For best performance you shouldn't include existing values that haven't changed.

Property Type Description
color String A pre-set color constant that characterizes a category, and that is mapped to one of 25 predefined colors.

Response

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

Example

Request

Here is an example of the request.

PATCH https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/me/outlook/masterCategories('bac262b7-485d-4739-b436-e31467d64fac')
Content-type: application/json
Content-length: 30

{
  "color":"preset15"
}
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/1.1 200 OK
Content-type: application/json
Content-length: 251

{
  "@odata.context":"https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/$metadata#users('8ae6f565-0d7f-4ead-853e-7db94c912a1f')/outlook/masterCategories/$entity",
  "id":"bac262b7-485d-4739-b436-e31467d64fac",
  "displayName":"Project expenses",
  "color":"preset15"
}