On SPO, after changing a list's Name in 'List Settings' > 'List name, description and navigation', the list's Name in the SPO webpages gets immediately updated, but the GET /_api/Web/Lists(guid'my-guid') endpoint still returns the old Name in its Title property.

How do I get the updated Name (ex: I'm looking at the wrong property), or is it simply impossible with the REST API?

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You might be looking at wrong Title property.

I replicated the scenario at my end, I changed my list name from Contoso to Contoso 1.

And hit the REST API and it returned the updated name.

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It does not need any additional time to update the details.

So, try again and try to look all the Title property in your JSON result.

You can try hitting the REST endpoint in the browser directly.

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    Thanks for the swift answer! Sending the request in the browser does return the updated Title, however the API still returns the old title if I use cURL. Guess I'll need to check if there's issues with my cURL parameters, credentials, or if there's any caching going in. Dec 12, 2018 at 6:03
  • After checking, it seems like the API returns different values when using the browser cookies and an access token from AAD. Question asked here: sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/254417 Dec 18, 2018 at 1:28

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