Create a new list

Create a new list in your account.

Parameters

Name Parameter
Type
Allow
Multiple
Required/
Optional
Data Type Description
Authorization: Header false required String (Bearer {access token}) Pass the authentication token that was granted when you authorized access.
listname form false required string The list name to display in the UI.
foldername form false optional string Name of folder that contains the list. If left blank, the list goes into the Default Folder. If the folder does not exist it will be created.
headings form false Optional String "Y" or "N" for if the first row of the file are headings. Default value is "Y". Any non-null value other than "Y" will be treated as "N".
fieldseparator form false Optional String ("COMMA", "TAB", "SEMI") Character used around fields--valid values: "COMMA", "TAB", "SEMI". If not specified then the field separator value is determined by inspecting the file upload data.
uploadspecs form false required String When creating a new list, uploadSpecs is used to describe the structure of the list you are creating in Act-On.*
file Body false optional File The file to upload (in CSV format).
quotecharacter form false required String ("NONE", "SINGLE_QUOTE", "DOUBLE_QUOTE") Specify the type of quotes used around field names. Valid values: "NONE", "SINGLE_QUOTE", "DOUBLE_QUOTE"

*Note: See uploadspecs

Request

Following are example requests:

HTTP

curl

 

Response

A successful request results in an HTTP 200 response with a JSON object with the list listing.

An example JSON response:

When you use a file upload to create a list, the job id is returned. To get the upload status, send a request using this job id:

This returns a JSON object similar to the following. If the list was uploaded successfully, the list id is returned along with the number of appended, updated, failed and rejected records.

If you do not include a file in your POST request, an empty list is created and the list id is returned.

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