Create Outlook category

Important

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

Create an outlookCategory object in the user's master list of categories.

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

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

Request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.

Request body

In the request body, supply a JSON representation of outlookCategory object.

Response

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

Example

Request

Here is an example of the request.

POST https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/me/outlook/masterCategories
Content-type: application/json
Content-Length: 70

{
      "displayName":"Project expenses",
      "color":"preset9"
}

In the request body, supply a JSON representation of outlookCategory object.

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/1.1 201 Created
Content-type: application/json
Content-length: 250

{
  "@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":"preset9"
}