Create section

Create a new section in the specified section group.


One of the following scopes is required to execute this API:
Notes.Create, Notes.ReadWrite.CreatedByApp, Notes.ReadWrite, or Notes.ReadWrite.All

HTTP request

POST /me/notes/sectionGroups/{id}/sections
POST /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/notes/sectionGroups/{id}/sections
POST /groups/{id}/notes/sectionGroups/{id}/sections

Request headers

Name Type Description
Authorization string Bearer <token> A valid OAuth token provided to the app based on the user credentials and the user having authorized access.
Content-Type string application/json

Request body

In the request body, supply a name for the section.

Within the same hierarchy level, section names must be unique. The name cannot contain more than 50 characters or contain the following characters: ?*\/:<>|&#''%~


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



Here is an example of the request.

Content-type: application/json
Content-length: 27

  "name": "Section name"

Here is an example of the response. Note: The response object shown here is truncated for brevity. All of the properties will be returned from an actual call.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-type: application/json
Content-length: 272

  "isDefault": true,
  "pagesUrl": "pagesUrl-value",
  "name": "name-value",
  "createdBy": "createdBy-value",
  "createdByIdentity": {
    "user": {
      "id": "id-value",
      "displayName": "displayName-value"
  "lastModifiedBy": "lastModifiedBy-value"