I am trying to add a folder to the document set but the folder got created at the parent document library. Can somebody help me to find out what am i doing wrong ?

Following is the code:

var createFolder = function(context, list, foldername) {
        var itemCreateInfo = new SP.ListItemCreationInformation();
        itemCreateInfo.set_folderUrl = String.format("/Lists/{0}/{1}", "Documents", "Custom");
        var listItem = list.addItem(itemCreateInfo);
        listItem.set_item('Title', foldername);
            Function.createDelegate(this, successHandler()),
            Function.createDelegate(this, errorHandler));

        function successHandler() { console.log('Success'); }

        function errorHandler() { alert("Request failed: message = " + arguments[1].get_message()); }

"Documents" is the document library and "Custom" is the document set in above code.


  • your error probably is in the context.load. Remove context.load(list); and try again. And the set_folfer_url property is not necesary.
    – Marco
    Jun 9, 2016 at 18:37
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    I don't think your URL should have /Lists in it, since document sets are in a library, not a list.
    – Erin L
    Jun 9, 2016 at 18:49
  • @ErinL it works, Thanks. /Lists was actually the problem.
    – Maddy
    Jun 9, 2016 at 19:11
  • @Maddy, then please mark Erins answer below as the good one, everyone gets points and future searches will be better Jun 10, 2016 at 9:43

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Your URL shouldn't have /Lists in it, since document sets are in a library, not a list.

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