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The WebDAVMKCOL method creates a new collection at the location specified by the Request-Uniform Resource Identifier (URI). When invoked without a request body, the collection will be created without member resources. When used with a request body, you can create members and properties on the collections or members.
The MKCOL method may be included in the scope of a transaction by submitting a Transaction Header with a lock token that corresponds to that transaction.
Note See Authentication and Security Using WebDAV for more information.
|201 (Created)||The collection was created.|
|401 (Access Denied)||Resource requires authorization or authorization was denied.|
|403 (Forbidden)||The server does not allow collections to be created at the specified location, or the parent collection of the specified request URI exists but cannot accept members.|
|405 (Method Not Allowed)||The MKCOL method can only be performed on a deleted or non-existent resource.|
|409 (Conflict)||A resource cannot be created at the destination URI until one or more intermediate collections are created.|
|415 (Unsupported Media Type)||The request type of the body is not supported by the server.|
|507 (Insufficient Storage)||The destination resource does not have sufficient storage space.|
The following example uses the WebDAVMKCOL method to create a collection called pub2/folder1/folder2 on the server www.contoso.com.
MKCOL /pub2/folder1/folder2/ HTTP/1.1 Host: www.contoso.com Content-Type: text/xml Content-Length: XXX
HTTP/1.1 201 Created
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This topic last updated: December 2002
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