When i tried to update "Manager" field in Sharepoint online with API Rest, throws an exception. I am a global admin of the tenant.

"{"odata.error":{"code":"-1, Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.PropertyNotEditableException","message":{"lang":"es-ES","value":"Propiedad no editable: esta propiedad solo puede modificarla un administrador."}}}

This is the code:

 function updateManager() {
     var selectedUser = $("#usuarios").find(":selected")[0].value;
  var newManager = $("#newManagers").find(":selected")[0].value;

    var requestHeaders = {
        'X-RequestDigest': $("#__REQUESTDIGEST").val(),
        "accept": "application/json; odata=nometadata",
        "content-type": "application/json;odata=nometadata"

    var userData = {
        'accountName': "i:0#.f|membership|" + selectedUser ,
        'propertyName': 'Manager', //can also be used to set custom single value profile properties
        'propertyValue': "i:0#.f|membership|" + newManager

        url: _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + "/_api/SP.UserProfiles.PeopleManager/SetSingleValueProfileProperty",
        type: "POST",
        headers: requestHeaders,
        data: JSON.stringify(userData),
        success: function (data) {

            var successHtml = '<div class="ms-MessageBar ms-MessageBar--success"><div class="ms-MessageBar-content"><div class="ms-MessageBar-icon"><i class="ms-Icon ms-Icon--checkboxCheck ms-Icon--circle"></i>'+
                                '</div><div class="ms-MessageBar-text">El Responsable se ha modificado con Exito!'+

        error: function (jqxr, errorCode, errorThrown) {

any idea please?


Go to admin center > sharepoint > user profiles. ( need sharepoint admin rights)

Click on Manage user properties

Find & Edit the manager property.

Change the setting as below. Wait for couple of mins.

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Run your code again, it should work.

  • Thanks Gautam, but I dont like user can change ther own "Manager" property. – Ikatz Feb 28 '17 at 10:57
  • 1
    It's an either or unfortunately, you either allow this so it can be edited or it gets updated via Azure AD Connect synchronization only. – Eric Alexander Feb 28 '17 at 14:29

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