How do i create a Document Library using REST?

When i upload a file to document library, i use this url:

http://industrial-ex/sites/tifdemo/enovia/file.txt with a POST

What is the url for creating a new Document Library?

Thanks in advance.

  • btw i'm using java Feb 24, 2015 at 12:53

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Working with lists and list items with REST

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' }
    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

Set the BaseTemplate property to 101 to create a document library.

  • Don't i need to perform a GET first to get the body content before i make a POST? Feb 25, 2015 at 17:19
  • No, you specify the body content. Check out this video, it shows how to perform CRUD operations using the REST API. youtube.com/watch?v=NIyNs1vXXJA Feb 25, 2015 at 23:46
  • I'm still having problem with this issue, is there a tutorial where they do this in Java ? Or if you can show me how to do it please Apr 7, 2015 at 14:40

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