The newly added DriveItem object returns the listItem field as null, which means that the relationship between DriveItem and ListItem offered by Graph Api cannot be used.

I created new DriveItem:

var driveItemResult= await CreateGraphClient().Groups[_options.GroupId].Sites[_options.SiteId]

Now I would like to update custom columns in it. I know this is possible if you get driveItem as listItem. So I would like to do this:

var listItem= await CreateGraphClient().Groups[_options.GroupId].Sites[_options.SiteId]

But driveItemResult.Id returns Guid. I need Id as number to take Item from list. And driveItem has property listItem. So I thought I can get correct id if I take driveItem.ListItem.Id but driveItem.ListItem is always null.

Do you know what could caused this behavior or how to get correct id?

  • Can you please provide more details of your requirements? Commented Dec 9, 2019 at 5:24
  • Please add what you are trying to do..a code snippet will help.. Commented Dec 9, 2019 at 5:46
  • I added part with code. I will be grateful for help.
    – Iwoo
    Commented Dec 9, 2019 at 12:57

1 Answer 1


You can get the list item through below code:


Listitem is a expand property of driveitem, by default it has not been initialized. so we need to request it again.


  • Thank you for this question and answer. I had exactly the same issue and this was a life saver :)
    – njames
    Commented Jan 23, 2023 at 7:03

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