Working with lists and list items with REST

Tip

The SharePoint Online (and on-premises SharePoint 2016 and later) REST service supports combining multiple requests into a single call to the service by using the OData $batch query option. For details and links to code samples, see Make batch requests with the REST APIs.

Prerequisites

This topic assumes that you are already familiar with the topics Get to know the SharePoint REST service and Complete basic operations using SharePoint REST endpoints. It does not provide code snippets.

Retrieving lists and list properties with REST

The following example shows how to retrieve a specific list if you know its GUID.

url: http://site url/_api/web/lists(guid'list GUID'),
method: GET
Headers:
    Authorization: "Bearer " + accessToken
    accept: "application/json;odata=verbose" or "application/atom+xml"

Note

If you want the response in JSON, use application/json;odata=verbose in the accept header .

If you want the response in Atom format, use application/atom+xml in the accept header.


The following example shows how to retrieve a specific list if you know its title.

url: http://site url/_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('Test')
method: GET
Headers:
    Authorization: "Bearer " + accessToken
    accept: "application/json;odata=verbose" or "application/atom+xml"


The following XML shows an example of the list properties that are returned when you request the XML content type.

  <content type="application/xml">
  <m:properties>
  <d:AllowContentTypes m:type="Edm.Boolean">true</d:AllowContentTypes> 
  <d:BaseTemplate m:type="Edm.Int32">100</d:BaseTemplate> 
  <d:BaseType m:type="Edm.Int32">0</d:BaseType> 
  <d:ContentTypesEnabled m:type="Edm.Boolean">false</d:ContentTypesEnabled> 
  <d:Created m:type="Edm.DateTime">2012-06-26T23:15:58Z</d:Created> 
  <d:DefaultContentApprovalWorkflowId m:type="Edm.Guid">00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000</d:DefaultContentApprovalWorkflowId> 
  <d:Description>A list created by Project Based Retention used to store Project Policy Items.</d:Description> 
  <d:Direction>none</d:Direction> 
  <d:DocumentTemplateUrl m:null="true" /> 
  <d:DraftVersionVisibility m:type="Edm.Int32">0</d:DraftVersionVisibility> 
  <d:EnableAttachments m:type="Edm.Boolean">true</d:EnableAttachments> 
  <d:EnableFolderCreation m:type="Edm.Boolean">false</d:EnableFolderCreation> 
  <d:EnableMinorVersions m:type="Edm.Boolean">false</d:EnableMinorVersions> 
  <d:EnableModeration m:type="Edm.Boolean">false</d:EnableModeration> 
  <d:EnableVersioning m:type="Edm.Boolean">false</d:EnableVersioning> 
  <d:EntityTypeName>ProjectPolicyItemList</d:EntityTypeName> 
  <d:ForceCheckout m:type="Edm.Boolean">false</d:ForceCheckout> 
  <d:HasExternalDataSource m:type="Edm.Boolean">false</d:HasExternalDataSource> 
  <d:Hidden m:type="Edm.Boolean">true</d:Hidden> 
  <d:Id m:type="Edm.Guid">74de3ff3-029c-42f9-bd2a-1e9463def69d</d:Id> 
  <d:ImageUrl>/_layouts/15/images/itgen.gif</d:ImageUrl> 
  <d:IrmEnabled m:type="Edm.Boolean">false</d:IrmEnabled> 
  <d:IrmExpire m:type="Edm.Boolean">false</d:IrmExpire> 
  <d:IrmReject m:type="Edm.Boolean">false</d:IrmReject> 
  <d:IsApplicationList m:type="Edm.Boolean">false</d:IsApplicationList> 
  <d:IsCatalog m:type="Edm.Boolean">false</d:IsCatalog> 
  <d:IsPrivate m:type="Edm.Boolean">false</d:IsPrivate> 
  <d:ItemCount m:type="Edm.Int32">0</d:ItemCount> 
  <d:LastItemDeletedDate m:type="Edm.DateTime">2012-06-26T23:15:58Z</d:LastItemDeletedDate> 
  <d:LastItemModifiedDate m:type="Edm.DateTime">2012-06-26T23:15:59Z</d:LastItemModifiedDate> 
  <d:ListItemEntityTypeFullName>SP.Data.ProjectPolicyItemListItem</d:ListItemEntityTypeFullName> 
  <d:MultipleDataList m:type="Edm.Boolean">false</d:MultipleDataList> 
  <d:NoCrawl m:type="Edm.Boolean">true</d:NoCrawl> 
  <d:ParentWebUrl>/</d:ParentWebUrl> 
  <d:ServerTemplateCanCreateFolders m:type="Edm.Boolean">true</d:ServerTemplateCanCreateFolders> 
  <d:TemplateFeatureId m:type="Edm.Guid">00bfea71-de22-43b2-a848-c05709900100</d:TemplateFeatureId> 
  <d:Title>Project Policy Item List</d:Title> 
  </m:properties>
  </content>

Note

The ListItemEntityTypeFullName property (SP.Data.ProjectPolicyItemListItem in the previous example) is especially important if you want to create and update list items. This value must be passed as the type property in the metadata that you pass in the body of the HTTP request whenever you create and update list items.


Working with lists by using REST

The following example shows how to create a list.

url: http://site url/_api/web/lists
method: POST
body: { '__metadata': { 'type': 'SP.List' }, 'AllowContentTypes': true, 'BaseTemplate': 100,
 'ContentTypesEnabled': true, 'Description': 'My list description', 'Title': 'Test' }
Headers: 
    Authorization: "Bearer " + accessToken
    X-RequestDigest: form digest value
    accept: "application/json;odata=verbose"
    content-type: "application/json;odata=verbose"
    content-length:length of post body


The following example shows how to update a list by using the MERGE method.

url: http://site url/_api/web/lists(guid'list GUID')
method: POST
body: { '__metadata': { 'type': 'SP.List' }, 'Title': 'New title' }
Headers: 
    Authorization: "Bearer " + accessToken
    X-RequestDigest: form digest value
    IF-MATCH": etag or "*"
    X-HTTP-Method: MERGE,
    accept: "application/json;odata=verbose"
    content-type: "application/json;odata=verbose"
    content-length:length of post body


The following example shows how to create a custom field for a list.

Url: url: http://site url/_api/web/lists(guid'list GUID')/Fields
Method:POST
Body: { '__metadata': { 'type': 'SP.Field' }, 'Title': 'field title', 'FieldTypeKind': FieldType value,'Required': 'true/false', 'EnforceUniqueValues': 'true/false','StaticName': 'field name'}
Headers: 
    Authorization: "Bearer " + accessToken
    X-RequestDigest: form digest value
    content-type: "application/json;odata=verbose"
    content-length:length of post body


The following example shows how to delete a list.

url: http://site url/_api/web/lists(guid'list GUID')
method: POST
Headers: 
    Authorization: "Bearer " + accessToken
    X-RequestDigest: form digest value
    IF-MATCH: etag or "*"
    X-HTTP-Method: DELETE


Working with list items by using REST

Retrieve all list items

The following example shows how to retrieve all of a list's items.

Note

The OData $skip query option does not work when querying list items. In may situations, you can use the $skiptoken option instead.

url: http://site url/_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('Test')/items
method: GET
headers:
    Authorization: "Bearer " + accessToken
    accept: "application/json;odata=verbose" or "application/atom+xml"

Retrieve specific list item

The following example shows how to retrieve a specific list item.

url: http://site url/_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('Test')/items(item id)
method: GET
headers:
    Authorization: "Bearer " + accessToken
    accept: "application/json;odata=verbose" or "application/atom+xml"


The following XML shows an example of the list item properties that are returned when you request the XML content type.

<content type="application/xml">
<m:properties> 
<d:FileSystemObjectType m:type="Edm.Int32">0</d:FileSystemObjectType>
<d:Id m:type="Edm.Int32">1</d:Id>
<d:ID m:type="Edm.Int32">1</d:ID>
<d:ContentTypeId>0x010049564F321A0F0543BA8C6303316C8C0F</d:ContentTypeId>
<d:Title>an item</d:Title>
<d:Modified m:type="Edm.DateTime">2012-07-24T22:47:26Z</d:Modified>
<d:Created m:type="Edm.DateTime">2012-07-24T22:47:26Z</d:Created>
<d:AuthorId m:type="Edm.Int32">11</d:AuthorId>
<d:EditorId m:type="Edm.Int32">11</d:EditorId>
<d:OData__UIVersionString>1.0</d:OData__UIVersionString>
<d:Attachments m:type="Edm.Boolean">false</d:Attachments>
<d:GUID m:type="Edm.Guid">eb6850c5-9a30-4636-b282-234eda8b1057</d:GUID>
</m:properties>
</content>

Retrieve items as a stream

Retrieves information about the list and its data. Using this API you can retrieve list items in case they use complex fields such as lookups or managed metadata.

POST /_api/web/GetList(@listUrl)/RenderListDataAsStream?@listUrl=%27%2Fsites%2Fteam-a%2Flists%2FList%27

URI Parameters

Following properties can be added as query string parameters to manipulate the returned data.

Property Description Type Example
CascDelWarnMessage Specifies if a message should be displayed if there is a cascade deletion warning number 1
DrillDown Specifies that some groups in a grouped view is expanded. Used with GroupString. string
GroupString Group identifier used for drill down feature. string
HasOverrideSelectCommand Used to ensure that certain fields are present for proper functioning of the SharePoint ListView control. string
Field Specifies a special field that should be included. string
FieldInternalName Used to identify a field when a list has an external data source. Also used when filtering on a custom field. string
Filter Specifies whether the requested view should have a filter applied. string
FilterData Data specified by a particular filter. string
FilterData1 Data specified by a particular filter. string
FilterData2 Data specified by a particular filter. string
FilterData3 Data specified by a particular filter. string
FilterData4 Data specified by a particular filter. string
FilterData5 Data specified by a particular filter. string
FilterData6 Data specified by a particular filter. string
FilterData7 Data specified by a particular filter. string
FilterData8 Data specified by a particular filter. string
FilterData9 Data specified by a particular filter. string
FilterData10 Data specified by a particular filter. string
FilterField A filter field name for a specific filter that is applied to the view. string
FilterField1 A filter field name for a specific filter that is applied to the view. string ID
FilterField2 A filter field name for a specific filter that is applied to the view. string ID
FilterField3 A filter field name for a specific filter that is applied to the view. string ID
FilterField4 A filter field name for a specific filter that is applied to the view. string ID
FilterField5 A filter field name for a specific filter that is applied to the view. string ID
FilterField6 A filter field name for a specific filter that is applied to the view. string ID
FilterField7 A filter field name for a specific filter that is applied to the view. string ID
FilterField8 A filter field name for a specific filter that is applied to the view. string ID
FilterField9 A filter field name for a specific filter that is applied to the view. string ID
FilterField10 A filter field name for a specific filter that is applied to the view. string ID
FilterFields Specifies multiple fields that are being filtered on for a multiplier filter. string
FilterFields1 Specifies multiple fields that are being filtered on for a multiplier filter. string
FilterFields2 Specifies multiple fields that are being filtered on for a multiplier filter. string
FilterFields3 Specifies multiple fields that are being filtered on for a multiplier filter. string
FilterFields4 Specifies multiple fields that are being filtered on for a multiplier filter. string
FilterFields5 Specifies multiple fields that are being filtered on for a multiplier filter. string
FilterFields6 Specifies multiple fields that are being filtered on for a multiplier filter. string
FilterFields7 Specifies multiple fields that are being filtered on for a multiplier filter. string
FilterFields8 Specifies multiple fields that are being filtered on for a multiplier filter. string
FilterFields9 Specifies multiple fields that are being filtered on for a multiplier filter. string
FilterFields10 Specifies multiple fields that are being filtered on for a multiplier filter. string
FilterValue The filter value associated with a particular filter. For example, FilterField3 goes with FilterValue3 and so forth. string
FilterValue1 The filter value associated with a particular filter. For example, FilterField3 goes with FilterValue3 and so forth. string 1
FilterValue2 The filter value associated with a particular filter. For example, FilterField3 goes with FilterValue3 and so forth. string 1
FilterValue3 The filter value associated with a particular filter. For example, FilterField3 goes with FilterValue3 and so forth. string 1
FilterValue4 The filter value associated with a particular filter. For example, FilterField3 goes with FilterValue3 and so forth. string 1
FilterValue5 The filter value associated with a particular filter. For example, FilterField3 goes with FilterValue3 and so forth. string 1
FilterValue6 The filter value associated with a particular filter. For example, FilterField3 goes with FilterValue3 and so forth. string 1
FilterValue7 The filter value associated with a particular filter. For example, FilterField3 goes with FilterValue3 and so forth. string 1
FilterValue8 The filter value associated with a particular filter. For example, FilterField3 goes with FilterValue3 and so forth. string 1
FilterValue9 The filter value associated with a particular filter. For example, FilterField3 goes with FilterValue3 and so forth. string 1
FilterValue10 The filter value associated with a particular filter. For example, FilterField3 goes with FilterValue3 and so forth. string 1
FilterValues Used with FilterFields for multiplier filter. For example, FilterFields3 would go with FilterValues3 and so forth. string
FilterValues1 Used with FilterFields for multiplier filter. For example, FilterFields3 would go with FilterValues3 and so forth. string
FilterValues2 Used with FilterFields for multiplier filter. For example, FilterFields3 would go with FilterValues3 and so forth. string
FilterValues3 Used with FilterFields for multiplier filter. For example, FilterFields3 would go with FilterValues3 and so forth. string
FilterValues4 Used with FilterFields for multiplier filter. For example, FilterFields3 would go with FilterValues3 and so forth. string
FilterValues5 Used with FilterFields for multiplier filter. For example, FilterFields3 would go with FilterValues3 and so forth. string
FilterValues6 Used with FilterFields for multiplier filter. For example, FilterFields3 would go with FilterValues3 and so forth. string
FilterValues7 Used with FilterFields for multiplier filter. For example, FilterFields3 would go with FilterValues3 and so forth. string
FilterValues8 Used with FilterFields for multiplier filter. For example, FilterFields3 would go with FilterValues3 and so forth. string
FilterValues9 Used with FilterFields for multiplier filter. For example, FilterFields3 would go with FilterValues3 and so forth. string
FilterValues10 Used with FilterFields for multiplier filter. For example, FilterFields3 would go with FilterValues3 and so forth. string
FilterLookupId Used when filtering on a lookup field. This is the item id in the foreign list that has a value that is being filtered on. string
FilterLookupId1 Used when filtering on a lookup field. This is the item id in the foreign list that has a value that is being filtered on. string
FilterLookupId2 Used when filtering on a lookup field. This is the item id in the foreign list that has a value that is being filtered on. string
FilterLookupId3 Used when filtering on a lookup field. This is the item id in the foreign list that has a value that is being filtered on. string
FilterLookupId4 Used when filtering on a lookup field. This is the item id in the foreign list that has a value that is being filtered on. string
FilterLookupId5 Used when filtering on a lookup field. This is the item id in the foreign list that has a value that is being filtered on. string
FilterLookupId6 Used when filtering on a lookup field. This is the item id in the foreign list that has a value that is being filtered on. string
FilterLookupId7 Used when filtering on a lookup field. This is the item id in the foreign list that has a value that is being filtered on. string
FilterLookupId8 Used when filtering on a lookup field. This is the item id in the foreign list that has a value that is being filtered on. string
FilterLookupId9 Used when filtering on a lookup field. This is the item id in the foreign list that has a value that is being filtered on. string
FilterLookupId10 Used when filtering on a lookup field. This is the item id in the foreign list that has a value that is being filtered on. string
FilterOnly string
FilterOp Filter operator. Used when filtering with other operators than Eq (Geq, Leq etc.) string Geq
FilterOp1 Filter operator. Used when filtering with other operators than Eq (Geq, Leq etc.) string Geq
FilterOp2 Filter operator. Used when filtering with other operators than Eq (Geq, Leq etc.) string Geq
FilterOp3 Filter operator. Used when filtering with other operators than Eq (Geq, Leq etc.) string Geq
FilterOp4 Filter operator. Used when filtering with other operators than Eq (Geq, Leq etc.) string Geq
FilterOp5 Filter operator. Used when filtering with other operators than Eq (Geq, Leq etc.) string Geq
FilterOp6 Filter operator. Used when filtering with other operators than Eq (Geq, Leq etc.) string Geq
FilterOp7 Filter operator. Used when filtering with other operators than Eq (Geq, Leq etc.) string Geq
FilterOp8 Filter operator. Used when filtering with other operators than Eq (Geq, Leq etc.) string Geq
FilterOp9 Filter operator. Used when filtering with other operators than Eq (Geq, Leq etc.) string Geq
FilterOp10 Filter operator. Used when filtering with other operators than Eq (Geq, Leq etc.) string Geq
ID The item id of the item whose information is being sought. number
InplaceSearchQuery Search term for a full list search. string
InplaceFullListSearch A boolean that specifies whether there is a full list search. string
IsCSR Whether this view is a client side rendered view. string
CustomAction string
IsGroupRender Used to set the IsGroupRender property of the SPView. string
IsRibbon string
IsXslView Whether this view is an xslt list view. string
List string
ListId string
ListViewPageUrl string
OverrideScope Used to override a scope on the rendered view: SPView.Scope string
OverrideSelectCommand Used to make sure that certain fields are present in the query regardless of whether they are explicitly included in the view. string
PageFirstRow Paging information about the first row that is requested. Used for paging list views. string
PageLastRow Paging information about the last row that is requested. Used for paging list views. string
RootFolder The folder that the view is displaying. string
SortField A field that the view should be sorted on. string ID
SortField1 A field that the view should be sorted on. string ID
SortField2 A field that the view should be sorted on. string ID
SortField3 A field that the view should be sorted on. string ID
SortField4 A field that the view should be sorted on. string ID
SortField5 A field that the view should be sorted on. string ID
SortField6 A field that the view should be sorted on. string ID
SortField7 A field that the view should be sorted on. string ID
SortField8 A field that the view should be sorted on. string ID
SortField9 A field that the view should be sorted on. string ID
SortField10 A field that the view should be sorted on. string ID
SortFields Specifies the name of the first field to sort by string
SortFieldValues Specifies the name of the first field to sort by string
SortDir The sort direction of an ad hoc sort that is being applied to the view. string Desc
SortDir1 The sort direction of an ad hoc sort that is being applied to the view. string Desc
SortDir2 The sort direction of an ad hoc sort that is being applied to the view. string Desc
SortDir3 The sort direction of an ad hoc sort that is being applied to the view. string Desc
SortDir4 The sort direction of an ad hoc sort that is being applied to the view. string Desc
SortDir5 The sort direction of an ad hoc sort that is being applied to the view. string Desc
SortDir6 The sort direction of an ad hoc sort that is being applied to the view. string Desc
SortDir7 The sort direction of an ad hoc sort that is being applied to the view. string Desc
SortDir8 The sort direction of an ad hoc sort that is being applied to the view. string Desc
SortDir9 The sort direction of an ad hoc sort that is being applied to the view. string Desc
SortDir10 The sort direction of an ad hoc sort that is being applied to the view. string Desc
View Specifies the base view that will be used to render the list. GUID 3d13559e-3071-5000-76b8-8f1ca6b835f0
ViewPath Specifies the path of the view that will be used to render the list. If ViewId is given then the ViewId will be used and this parameters will be ignored. string
ViewCount When multiple list views are on a page, this identifies one of them. string
ViewId Specifies the base view that will be used to render the list. ad-hoc parameters will be applied on top of this view. If both ViewXml and BaseViewId are given then the ViewXml will be used and the ad-hoc parameters will be ignored. string
WebPartId The id of the list view web part that is showing this view. string

Request headers

Header Value
Accept application/json;odata=nometadata
Content-Type application/json;odata=nometadata

Request body

{
    "parameters": {
        "AddRequiredFields": "true",
        "DatesInUtc": "true",
        "RenderOptions": 17
    }
}
Property Description Type Example
AddRequiredFields Specifies if required fields should be returned or not bool true
AllowMultipleValueFilterForTaxonomyFields Specifies if multi value filtering is allowed for taxonomy fields or not bool true
DatesInUtc Specifies if we return DateTime field in UTC or local time. bool true
ExpandGroups Specifies if the grouping should be expanded or not. bool true
FirstGroupOnly Specifies if only the first group should be returned or not (regardless of view schema). bool true
FolderServerRelativeUrl Specifies the url to the folder from which to return items. string /sites/team-a/lists/Orders/Europe
ImageFieldsToTryRewriteToCdnUrls Comma-separated list of field names whose values should be rewritten to CDN URLs string ArticleImage,SecondaryImage
OverrideViewXml Specifies the override XML to be combined with the View CAML. Applies only to the Query/Where part of the View CAML. string <Query><Where><Gt><FieldRef Name=\"OrderCount\" /><Value Type=\"Number\">3</Value></Gt></Where></Query>
Paging Specifies the paging information. string
RenderOptions Specifies the type of output to return. SPRenderListDataOptions See the next section for possible values. You can specify multiple values by adding their values together
ReplaceGroup Specifies if the grouping should be replaced or not to deal with GroupBy throttling. bool true
ViewXml Specifies the CAML view XML. string
SPRenderListDataOptions
Label Description Value
None Return default output 0
ContextInfo Return list context information 1
ListData Return list data (same as None) 2
ListSchema Return list schema 4
MenuView Return HTML for the list menu 8
ListContentType Returns information about list content types. Must be combined with the ContextInfo flag 16
FileSystemItemId The returned list will have a FileSystemItemId field on each item if possible. Must be combined with the ListData flag 32
ClientFormSchema Returns the client form schema to add and edit items. 64
QuickLaunch Returns QuickLaunch navigation nodes. 128
Spotlight Returns Spotlight rendering information. 256
Visualization Returns Visualization rendering information. 512
ViewMetadata Returns view XML and other information about the current view. 1024
DisableAutoHyperlink Prevents AutoHyperlink from being run on text fields in this query. 2048
EnableMediaTAUrls Enables URLs pointing to Media TA service, such as .thumbnailUrl, .videoManifestUrl, .pdfConversionUrls. 4096
ParentInfo Returns parent folder information. 8192
PageContextInfo Returns page context info for the current list being rendered. 16384
ClientSideComponentManifest Return client-side component manifest information associated with the list. Reserved for future use 32768

Examples

Retrieve item with specific ID

POST https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/team-a/_api/web/GetList(@listUrl)/RenderListDataAsStream?@listUrl=%27%2Fsites%2Fteam-a%2Flists%2FList%27&FilterField1=ID&FilterValue1=1
accept: application/json;odata=nometadata

Sort items descending by ID

POST https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/team-a/_api/web/GetList(@listUrl)/RenderListDataAsStream?@listUrl=%27%2Fsites%2Fteam-a%2Flists%2FList%27&SortField=ID&SortDir=Desc
accept: application/json;odata=nometadata

Retrieve items from the specified folder

POST https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/team-a/_api/web/GetList(@listUrl)/RenderListDataAsStream?@listUrl=%27%2Fsites%2Fteam-a%2Flists%2FOrders%27
accept: application/json;odata=nometadata
content-type: application/json;odata=nometadata

{
    "parameters": {
        "FolderServerRelativeUrl": "/sites/team-a/lists/Orders/Europe"
    }
}

Retrieve list schema

POST https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/team-a/_api/web/GetList(@listUrl)/RenderListDataAsStream?@listUrl=%27%2Fsites%2Fteam-a%2Flists%2FList%27
accept: application/json;odata=nometadata
content-type: application/json;odata=nometadata

{
    "parameters": {
        "RenderOptions": 4
    }
}

Retrieve information about list content types

POST https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/team-a/_api/web/GetList(@listUrl)/RenderListDataAsStream?@listUrl=%27%2Fsites%2Fteam-a%2Flists%2FList%27
accept: application/json;odata=nometadata
content-type: application/json;odata=nometadata

{
    "parameters": {
        "RenderOptions": 17
    }
}

Create list item

The following example shows how to create a list item.

Note

To do this operation, you must know the ListItemEntityTypeFullName property of the list and pass that as the value of type in the HTTP request body.

url: http://site url/_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('Test')/items
method: POST
body: { '__metadata': { 'type': 'SP.Data.TestListItem' }, 'Title': 'Test'}
headers:
    Authorization: "Bearer " + accessToken
     X-RequestDigest: form digest value
    accept: "application/json;odata=verbose"
    content-type: "application/json;odata=verbose"
    content-length:length of post body

Create list item in a folder

The following example shows how to create a list item in a folder.

POST /_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('Test')/AddValidateUpdateItemUsingPath

URI Parameters

None

Request headers

Header Value
Accept application/json;odata=nometadata
Content-Type application/json;odata=nometadata
x-requestdigest The appropriate digest for current site

Request body

{
    "listItemCreateInfo": {
        "FolderPath":  { "DecodedUrl": "https://contoso.sharepoint.com/lists/Test/Folder/SubFolder" },
        "UnderlyingObjectType": 0
    },
    "formValues": [
        {
            "FieldName": "Title",
            "FieldValue": "Item"
        }
    ],
    "bNewDocumentUpdate": false
}
Property Description
listItemCreateInfo Information about the list and folder where the item should be created
listItemCreateInfo.FolderPath.DecodedUrl Absolute URL of the folder where the item should be created
listItemCreateInfo.UnderlyingObjectType Type of item to create. For more information see https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.sharepoint.client.filesystemobjecttype(v=office.14).aspx
formValues Array of field names and values to set on the newly created item
bNewDocumentUpdate Set to false to create a list item

Responses

Name Type Description
200 OK Boolean Success
{
  "value": [
    {
      "ErrorMessage": null,
      "FieldName": "Title",
      "FieldValue": "Item",
      "HasException": false,
      "ItemId": 0
    },
    {
      "ErrorMessage": null,
      "FieldName": "Id",
      "FieldValue": "1",
      "HasException": false,
      "ItemId": 0
    }
  ]
}

The value property contains the list of properties that have been set when creating the list item.

Update list item

The following example shows how to update a list item.

Note

To do this operation, you must know the ListItemEntityTypeFullName property of the list and pass that as the value of type in the HTTP request body.

url: http://site url/_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('Test')/items(item id)
method: POST
body: { '__metadata': { 'type': 'SP.Data.TestListItem' }, 'Title': 'TestUpdated'}
headers:
    Authorization: "Bearer " + accessToken
     X-RequestDigest: form digest value
    "IF-MATCH": etag or "*"
    "X-HTTP-Method":"MERGE",
    accept: "application/json;odata=verbose"
    content-type: "application/json;odata=verbose"
    content-length:length of post body

Delete list item

The following example shows how to delete a list item.

url: http://site url/_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('Test')/items(item id)
method: POST
headers:
    Authorization: "Bearer " + accessToken
     X-RequestDigest: form digest value
    "IF-MATCH": etag or "*"
    "X-HTTP-Method":"DELETE"


Using ETag values to determine document and list item versioning

The SharePoint REST service, which follows the OData standard, uses HTML ETags for concurrency control of SharePoint lists and list items. To check on an item's version when you perform a PUT, MERGE, or DELETE request, specify an ETag in the If-Match HTTP request header.

If the ETag you specify in your request does not match the ETag of the document or list item on the server, the REST service returns a 412 exception, per the OData specification.

  • To force an overwrite of the item regardless of version, set the ETag value to "*".

  • If you do not specify an ETag, SharePoint overwrites the item regardless of version.

Within SharePoint, ETags apply only to SharePoint lists and list items.

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