SharePoint Online - Create List

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This Snap provides the ability to create a  list or listitem in the SharePoint Online.


  • Use valid SharePoint Online tenant and associated site in account and snap settings respectively.
  • Valid application in Azure portal with necessary permissions to the application. To learn more, including how to choose permissions, see Permissions.

Support for Ultra Pipelines

See Snap Support for Ultra Pipelines.

Limitations and Known Issues


Snap Input and Output

Input/OutputType of ViewNumber of ViewsExamples of Upstream and Downstream SnapsDescription


  • Min:0
  • Max:1
  • Mapper Snap
  • Copy Snap
  • CSV Parser
  • JSON Parser
  • ... ...

A document containing a representation of the list resource to create in case if you want to create a list. Alternatively, a document containing the representation of the listItem resource to create a list item.



  • Min:0
  • Max:1
  • Mapper Snap
  • Copy Snap
  • CSV Parser
  • JSON Parser
  • ... ...

A document containing the metadata of the create list or list item as in the response.

Snap Settings

Parameter NameData TypeDescriptionDefault ValueExample 



Required. The name for the Snap. You can modify this to be more specific, especially if you have more than one of the same Snap in your pipeline.


SharePoint Online - Create List



Required.  This property enables you to define the name of a site, which contains the list of document library to be used in the subsequent settings.



List Name


RequiredThis property enables you to select the name of the list. This field suggest all the list that belong to the SharePoint Online site. 

If an expression is used in the Site property, then the document library cannot be suggested. 



Create List
BooleanOptional. Enable this property if you want to create a list. Disable this property if you want to create a list item instead of the list.Disabled

Connection details

N/ASettings to influence connection properties to the SharePoint Online APIs.N/AN/A

Connection timeout

intRequired. This property enables you to set the connection timeout duration in seconds.3030

Number of retries

intRequired. This property enables you to set the maximum number of re-connections in case of connection failure or timeout.01

Retry interval (seconds)

intRequired. This property enables you to set the time interval in seconds between connection attempts.1010

Snap Execution


Specifies the execution type:

  • Validate & Execute: Performs limited execution of the Snap (up to 50 records) during Pipeline validation; performs full execution of the Snap (unlimited records) during Pipeline execution.

  • Execute only: Performs full execution of the Snap during Pipeline execution; does not execute the Snap during Pipeline validation.

  • Disabled: Disables the Snap and, by extension, its downstream Snaps.

Execute only


For more information on how to create a list or listItem in the SharePoint Online lists please refer to the graph API, see list-create or listitem-create


The specified listName/itemId was not found

Entered listname/itemId might not be available in the site

Please click the suggestion dropdown button and select the listName or enter the existing list name manually or verify the itemid is entered existence.

Forbidden exceptionEither user or app doesn't have sufficient permissions to read the metadata for the document library.Ensure to provide the desired permissions both at the user and application level.
Name already existsThe listName is already existsUse the unique name for the listName.


The example assumes that you have configured & authorized a valid Sharepoint Online Account (see SharePoint Online Account).

The following Sharepoint List CreateItem snap and pipeline shows how to create a particular list resource with the name specified in the listName property.

The configuration of the Sharepoint List CreateItem snap is shown below. The Snap specifies to delete the list item created in its previous snap.

A successful validation or execution of the Snap gives the following output preview, showing the results.

Download Create List Pipeline.


Important Steps to Successfully Reuse Pipelines

  1. Download and import the Pipeline into SnapLogic.
  2. Configure Snap accounts as applicable.
  3. Furnish Pipeline parameters as applicable.

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