I came across this article, which states that a language copy can be created with an API call like this:

POST https://tenant.sharepoint.com/sites/sitename/_api/sitepages/pages(<Source page ID>)/translations/create

The request body should be like this:

  "request": {
    "__metadata": {
      "type": "SP.TranslationStatusCreationRequest"
    "LanguageCodes": {
      "results": ["nl-nl"]

This is not working for me, I get an error on this. More exactly, it creates a language copy for all available languages (despite the error message), while I need to create a language copy only for the specified language.

Here's the error:

    "error": {
        "code": "-1, Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.InvalidClientQueryException",
        "message": {
            "lang": "en-US",
            "value": "The type SP.TranslationStatusCollection does not support HTTP PATCH method."

I tried a bunch of bodies to no avail (found this as well, changed set to create but runs into the same error).

What would be the correct request body?

1 Answer 1


Solved it. The call needs exactly these three headers with the correct values:

Accept: application/json; odata=verbose
Content-Type: application/json; odata=verbose
odata-version: 3.0

Unlike many other POST requests to SharePoint, this doesn't need x-http-method nor if-match.

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