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Create a News Post In SharePoint Online


I am trying to follow this guide

I want to publish a News Post from Flow.

It doesn't seem to like "_api/sitepages/pages"


_api/web/lists/getbytitle('Site Pages')








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So the flow runs with 

_api/web/lists/getbytitle('Site Pages')


It says it ran successfully but no News Post in Site Pages ...





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Changed ot this and I get BadGateway


"__metadata": {
"type": "SP.Data.SitePagesItem"
"Title": "Your News Post Title"

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Tried this also and still BadGateway


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I'll point you in the right direction, @pmwhelan , but I think your question is really one for a SharePoint community, as you're effectively asking which API endpoint to use and/or how to configure that. 🙂

( not saying that harshly! i know why you're here 👍)


Either way, I believe that you need to edit the PromotedState of the page.


I provided full information in this answer in the SharePoint community.




How To Change The Promoted State Via The SharePoint API

You can do so with a POST call to the API to change the 'PromotedState' property.


My recommendation is to use the /ValidateUpdateListItem endpoint when sending.

Method POST
URI _api/web/lists/YOUR_PREFERENCE_ON_GETTING_LIST/items(PAGE_ID)/ValidateUpdateListItem
  "formValues": [
        "FieldName": "PromotedState", 
        "FieldValue": "1" 
  "bNewDocumentUpdate": true 
Where 'PAGE_ID' is the unique integer value corresponding to the created page, usually provided as 'ID' in any responses. I said 'PAGE_ID' because everyone has preferential ways to get a list, I prefer to use the list ID '_api/web/lists/getById(gui'1234567-4534563-33456')' as it is not going to change.

If you are doing this with an account with appropriate permissions, then you do not need to add any specific headers. However, if you are having troubles, then try the following headers:


	"Accept": "application/json; odata=nometadata"
	"Content-Type": "application/json; odata=nometadata"


Further Information

Here is a table of the Promoted States:

Promoted State Page Type Published Status
0 Site Page Published/Unpublished
1 News Page/Link Unpublished
2 News Page/Link Published


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Thanks @eliotcole but how do I find the Items number to use in ValidateUpdateListItem if I am creating an item?

No wuckas, @pmwhelan !


Your creation will be an earlier action in the flow, when you create a page it will always provide the ID of the page as an integer number.


I recommend storing that in an integer variable, perhaps named: PageIdIntVAR


I will update that verbiage (in my answer above) to be more clear. 🙂

The problem is that I can't even create a page with "Send an HTTP request to SharePoint"

Well, that's a whole 'nother issue, I'd say, @pmwhelan 😉 ...

@pmwhelan wrote:

The problem is that I can't even create a page with "Send an HTTP request to SharePoint"

Also, definitely one for the SharePoint community. 😱 ... But, yes, you will have a lot to do to make a new page and fill it with detail, so good luck there!

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