Create Folder

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Use this Snap to create a folder/directory within an existing folder, OneDrive, or Shared Library location.


  • A valid application in Azure Portal with appropriate permissions.
  • A valid Microsoft OneDrive license.
  • Write access to the folder location mentioned in the Source Relative Path/ID.

Support for Ultra Pipelines

Works in Ultra Pipelines



Known Issues

  • Snaps in the Microsoft OneDrive Snap Pack have an in-built retry mechanism for failing connections and requests; but, a high volume of requests from a client might reach the throttling threshold. In such scenarios, the Microsoft Graph limits further requests from that client for a period of time and returns an HTTP status code 429 (Too many requests), thereby causing the requests to fail. Hence, we recommend you to keep a check on the number of requests emanating from your client instance.
  • The OneDrive Create Folder Snap fails with a 404 error when the folder name ends with Unicode characters, such as 𝓱𝓲𝓳𝐅𝐆𝐚𝐛𝐤𝐥𝐦, 𝒚𝒛𝒜𝒳𝒴,𝗕𝗖𝘧𝘨𝘩𝛀𝛁𝛂, 見響见响仮仏. However, if the folder name contains unicode characters with the last character as a normal character, the folder is created successfully.

Snap Input and Output

Input/OutputType of ViewNumber of ViewsExamples of Upstream and Downstream SnapsDescription


  • Min: 0
  • Max: 1
  • Mapper 
  • Copy
  • Get Permissions
A document containing information on the location to create a folder.


  • Min: 1
  • Max: 1
  • Mapper
  • Create Folder
  • Copy Item
  • Share Item

A document containing the result of the Create Folder operation.

Snap Settings

Parameter NameData TypeDescriptionDefault ValueExample 
Specify a name for the Snap. You can modify this to be more specific, especially if you have more than one of the same Snap in your Pipeline.
Create FolderNew Folder for Doc files
Drive TypeDrop-down list

Required. Select a drive type from the following list of permitted driveTypes in this drop-down list (to create the folder) and specify the corresponding details needed:

  • OneDrive. To create a folder in a OneDrive location. Requires UserDrive, and Source Relative Path/ID.
  • documentLibrary. To create a folder in a shared library (document library) location. Requires Shared LibraryDrive, and Source Relative Path/ID.
  • DriveTo create a folder in a drive (in user's OneDrive or shared library) using the source Drive ID. Requires Drive (ID) and Source Relative Path/ID.
  • All. To create a folder in a drive from the list of all drives and shared libraries (including SharePoint sites) that you can access. Requires User, Drive, and Source Relative Path/ID.

Required for Drive Type options - OneDrive and All. Not needed for Drive and documentLibrary.

Select a user from the suggested list of users to create the folder in that user's OneDrive location.

The list of users displayed varies based on your access to their OneDrive locations. This option is meant for administrator users who are authorized to manage other users' drives, as well.

Shared LibraryString/Expression/Suggestion

Required for Drive Type option - documentLibrary. Not needed for OneDrive, Drive, and All.

Select a shared library from the suggested list of libraries to create the folder in that library location.

The list of shared libraries displayed varies based on your access to them. This option is meant for users who have write access on both the source and target shared libraries.


Required for all Drive Type options.

Specify the name of the drive to create the folder in. The suggestions for this field are based on the Snap account and the User or Shared Library selected.

For the Drive Type Drive, specify/pass the ID of the drive to create the folder in, typically from the upstream Snap.

For the drive type All, select a drive from the OneDrive or a Shared Library drive.

Specify the Source Relative Path/ID of the driveItem, next.

Source Relative Path/IDString/Expression

Required for all Drive Type options.

Enter the relative path for the driveItem where the folder must be created, beginning with root:/. Alternatively, pass the item ID in this field.

Relative Path and ID

  • Any URL in this field that starts with root:/ is treated as relative path. All other entries (without root:/ at the beginning) are treated as driveItem IDs.
Folder NameString/ExpressionRequiredEnter the name for the new folder.N/ADoc_Files
Conflict behaviorDrop-down list

Required. Select one of the following options from this drop-down list to define how the Snap must deal with a conflict while creating the folder — a folder with the same name exists in the selected location.

  • replace. To replace the existing folder having the same name with the new folder created.
  • fail. To abort the create folder operation and return an appropriate error.
  • rename. To create the folder with a slightly different name based on OneDrive's conflict management mechanism.
Number Of RetriesString/ExpressionSpecify an integer value to set the maximum number of reconnection attempts that the Snap must perform, in case of connection failure or timeout.03
Retry Interval (Seconds)String/ExpressionEnter, in seconds, the duration for which the Snap must wait between two reconnection attempts, until the number of retries is reached.12
Snap ExecutionDrop-down list

Select one of the three following modes in which the Snap executes:

  • Validate & Execute. Performs limited execution of the Snap and generates a data preview during Pipeline validation, then performs full execution of the Snap (unlimited records) during Pipeline runtime.
  • Execute only. Performs full execution of the Snap during Pipeline execution without generating preview data.
  • Disabled. Disables the Snap and all Snaps downstream from it.

Execute onlyValidate & Execute


The resource is not found.

An invalid driveItem ID is passed (not a 34-character alphanumeric code such as 014ZXBQNNHW2DJ3CDKQZBJHRYWFWVRRQA2).

Ensure that you provide a valid item ID for your folder.

"400 : Bad Request : Invalid request".An invalid item ID is passed in the Source Relative Path/ID field.Ensure that you provide a valid path to your folder that will be created in OneDrive.


Working with Drive Items (Folders and Files) in OneDrive

Microsoft's OneDrive and SharePoint dialects treat files and folders as drive items for all the similar operations (CRUD) they allow. Microsoft OneDrive Snap Pack provides multiple Snaps to perform these operations. This Pipeline demonstrates some of these operations - Creating folders, copying items, moving items, and deleting items. It assumes that you have configured your Azure application and the Snap accounts already. The Pipeline uses the following parameters. 

We use the Create Folder Snap to create a new folder in the OneDrive (or Shared Library) location. Next, we use a Copy Item Snap to create a copy of an existing item in another folder/shared location. The Delete Item Snap removes an item from the source location. The Move Item Snap moves the copied item back to its source location. We also use a Mapper Snap to feed required information to the Move Item Snap.

Create Folder Snap


Now, we copy the newly created folder (mentioned in Source Relative Path/ID field) to another target location (Target Relative Path/ID) using the Copy Item Snap.

Copy Item Snap


Let us delete the original folder from the first source location using the Delete Item Snap. Notice the value/expression used in Source Relative Path/ID field in this Snap.

Delete Item SnapOutput

The output for the Delete Item Snap displays the summary of the delete operation. We use a Mapper Snap to return the name of the item and pass it to the Move Item Snap.

As the last step, let us connect a Move Item Snap to move the copied item (in the old target location) back to its original location (target location for the Move Item Snap). To do so, we capture this name of the item and pass it to the Move Item Snap as the source item detail.

Move Item Snap


Upon completion of the task of moving items, the Snap provides the details of the driveItem that was moved to its original location.

Download this Pipeline


Important Steps to Successfully Reuse Pipelines

  1. Download and import the Pipeline into SnapLogic.
  2. Configure Snap accounts as applicable.
  3. Provide Pipeline parameters as applicable.

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File Example_OneDrive_Create_Folder_Copy_Move_DeleteItem.slp

Mar 02, 2022 by Subhajit Sengupta

Snap Pack History

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4.29main15993 StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.28main14627 StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.27main12833 StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.


Upgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.25 Patch425patches10571

Updated the error output view of the OneDrive - Upload File Snap from a Binary view to a Document view.

4.25main9554 StableEnhanced the Update Share Permissions Snap with the Share Type and Expires fields that enable you to update the share permissions on your OneDrive items shared using the Invite or Link option. If the Share type is link, you can specify the expiry date and time for the URL that is used to share permissions.
StableNo updates made.





Initial release of the Snap Pack with the following Snaps and Accounts:

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