Is it possible to dynamically add new choice field values/options while creating a new list item through rest API if I check 'Allow fill in choice' to true?


The choice field 'ChoiceFieldName' has 2 options at beginning. Say, Option1 and Option2.

I am doing a Rest API POST request to create a new list item and mentioned new value (Option3) for the 'ChoiceFieldName'. So, after the POST request submitted now the 'ChoiceFieldName' has 3 options. ie, Option1 , Option2 and Option3

Is it possible?


1 Answer 1


Fill-in values will not be added to choice column options automatically.

You have to update the choice options using /fields endpoint in SharePoint REST API.

Here's sample example for this:

<script type="text/javascript" src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.12.4.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript">
        function GetFieldOptions() {
            return $.ajax({
                url: _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + "/_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('mylist')/Fields(guid'2e257823-b8c6-411d-80f3-9f2cc913be0f')",
                type: "GET",                
                headers: {
                    "accept": "application/json;odata=verbose",                    
                    "Content-Type": "application/json;odata=verbose"
        function updateChoiceField() {
            GetFieldOptions().done(function (data) {
                var FieldOptions = data.d.Choices.results;
                    url: _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + "/_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('mylist')/Fields(guid'2e257823-b8c6-411d-80f3-9f2cc913be0f')",
                    type: "POST",
                    data: JSON.stringify({ "__metadata": { "type": "SP.FieldChoice" }, "Choices": { "__metadata": { "type": "Collection(Edm.String)" }, "results": FieldOptions } }),

                    headers: {
                        "accept": "application/json;odata=verbose",
                        "X-RequestDigest": $('#__REQUESTDIGEST').val(),
                        "Content-Type": "application/json;odata=verbose",
                        "X-HTTP-Method": "PATCH",
                        "IF-MATCH": "*",
                    success: function (data) {
                    error: function (error) {

    <input id="Button1" onclick="updateChoiceField()" type="button" value="updateChoiceField" />

Reference: Update/Add choices of a Choice field of SharePoint list using REST API

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