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How to create and change a folder's content type using the MS Graph API

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Hi,

I need to create a folder using the Graph API, then change its content type and set metadata against it.

Ideally I would like to use SharePoint end points (/site/) to:

- Create the folder in a specific library

- Change the folders content type to a custom one

- Update metadata on the folder

 

Can anyone please provide me an example of doing this?

 

Many thanks!

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best response confirmed by Nigel Witherdin (Contributor)
Solution
  • Create the folder: 

    POST /drives/{drive-id}/items/root/children

    {

    "name": "{name}",

    "folder": { },

    "@microsoft.graph.conflictBehavior": "fail"

    }

  • Get the created folder's item id: 
    GET /drives/{drive-id}/items/root:/{folder-name}?expand=sharepointIds
  • Update folder's content type and metadata:

    PATCH /sites/{site-id}/lists/{library-name}/items/{item-id}

    {

    "contentType":

      {

        "id": "{content-type-id}"

      },

    "fields":

      {

      "field_1_name": "{field_1_value}",

      "field_2_name": "{field_2_value}"

      }

    }