I know there are no out the box actions that allow you to create a new library from SharePoint Designer but there are plenty of 3rd party tools that offer it.

Is there any way to create a library using a POST call in Sharepoint Designer? Struggling to find any documentation or syntax that could provide the answer. The other option is to build a custom workflow via Visual Studio but if it can be achieved via a REST call then all the better.

As always, any help is much appreciated.

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You can use "Call HTTP Web Service" action to do that.

There is a blog about creating a list using SharePoint Designer workflow, you can refer to it: How To Create A List Using HTTP Web Service In SharePoint Designer 2013 Workflow

  • Set this REST call up this morning and it does the job. A quick change to one of the dictionaries and it was exactly what I needed.
    – cod3r_jim
    Aug 3, 2018 at 9:29

A more future proof alternativ could be to use a Flow, like this perhaps :https://medium.com/plumsail/how-to-call-sharepoint-from-microsoft-flow-with-a-help-of-an-azure-function-a5740794341

  • Will give the custom flow a go later today. Most likely won't be ideal but still a good solution.
    – cod3r_jim
    Aug 3, 2018 at 9:27

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