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Project (classic) columns

Use the REST API to create and manage columns on a project (classic).

The REST API to manage projects (classic) only supports authentication using a personal access token (classic). For more information, see "Managing your personal access tokens."

Get a project column

Gets information about a project column.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Get a project column"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have at least one of the following permission sets:

  • repository_projects:read
  • organization_projects:read

This endpoint can be used without authentication or the aforementioned permissions if only public resources are requested.

Parameters for "Get a project column"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
column_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the column.

HTTP response status codes for "Get a project column"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

404

Resource not found

Code samples for "Get a project column"

Request example

get/projects/columns/{column_id}
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/projects/columns/COLUMN_ID

Response

Status: 200
{ "url": "https://HOSTNAME/projects/columns/367", "project_url": "https://HOSTNAME/projects/120", "cards_url": "https://HOSTNAME/projects/columns/367/cards", "id": 367, "node_id": "MDEzOlByb2plY3RDb2x1bW4zNjc=", "name": "To Do", "created_at": "2016-09-05T14:18:44Z", "updated_at": "2016-09-05T14:22:28Z" }

Update an existing project column

Fine-grained access tokens for "Update an existing project column"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have at least one of the following permission sets:

  • repository_projects:write
  • organization_projects:write

Parameters for "Update an existing project column"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
column_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the column.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
name string Required

Name of the project column

HTTP response status codes for "Update an existing project column"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

Code samples for "Update an existing project column"

Request example

patch/projects/columns/{column_id}
curl -L \ -X PATCH \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/projects/columns/COLUMN_ID \ -d '{"name":"To Do"}'

Response

Status: 200
{ "url": "https://HOSTNAME/projects/columns/367", "project_url": "https://HOSTNAME/projects/120", "cards_url": "https://HOSTNAME/projects/columns/367/cards", "id": 367, "node_id": "MDEzOlByb2plY3RDb2x1bW4zNjc=", "name": "To Do", "created_at": "2016-09-05T14:18:44Z", "updated_at": "2016-09-05T14:22:28Z" }

Delete a project column

Deletes a project column.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Delete a project column"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have at least one of the following permission sets:

  • repository_projects:write
  • organization_projects:write

Parameters for "Delete a project column"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
column_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the column.

HTTP response status codes for "Delete a project column"

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

Code samples for "Delete a project column"

Request example

delete/projects/columns/{column_id}
curl -L \ -X DELETE \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/projects/columns/COLUMN_ID

Response

Status: 204

Move a project column

Fine-grained access tokens for "Move a project column"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have at least one of the following permission sets:

  • repository_projects:write
  • organization_projects:write

Parameters for "Move a project column"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
column_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the column.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
position string Required

The position of the column in a project. Can be one of: first, last, or after:<column_id> to place after the specified column.

HTTP response status codes for "Move a project column"

Status codeDescription
201

Created

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

Code samples for "Move a project column"

Request example

post/projects/columns/{column_id}/moves
curl -L \ -X POST \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/projects/columns/COLUMN_ID/moves \ -d '{"position":"last"}'

Response

List project columns

Lists the project columns in a project.

Fine-grained access tokens for "List project columns"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have at least one of the following permission sets:

  • repository_projects:read
  • organization_projects:read

This endpoint can be used without authentication or the aforementioned permissions if only public resources are requested.

Parameters for "List project columns"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
project_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the project.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
per_page integer

The number of results per page (max 100). For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 30

page integer

The page number of the results to fetch. For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes for "List project columns"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

Code samples for "List project columns"

Request example

get/projects/{project_id}/columns
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/projects/PROJECT_ID/columns

Response

Status: 200
[ { "url": "https://HOSTNAME/projects/columns/367", "project_url": "https://HOSTNAME/projects/120", "cards_url": "https://HOSTNAME/projects/columns/367/cards", "id": 367, "node_id": "MDEzOlByb2plY3RDb2x1bW4zNjc=", "name": "To Do", "created_at": "2016-09-05T14:18:44Z", "updated_at": "2016-09-05T14:22:28Z" } ]

Create a project column

Creates a new project column.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Create a project column"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have at least one of the following permission sets:

  • repository_projects:write
  • organization_projects:write

Parameters for "Create a project column"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
project_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the project.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
name string Required

Name of the project column

HTTP response status codes for "Create a project column"

Status codeDescription
201

Created

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

Code samples for "Create a project column"

Request example

post/projects/{project_id}/columns
curl -L \ -X POST \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/projects/PROJECT_ID/columns \ -d '{"name":"Remaining tasks"}'

Response

Status: 201
{ "url": "https://HOSTNAME/projects/columns/367", "project_url": "https://HOSTNAME/projects/120", "cards_url": "https://HOSTNAME/projects/columns/367/cards", "id": 367, "node_id": "MDEzOlByb2plY3RDb2x1bW4zNjc=", "name": "To Do", "created_at": "2016-09-05T14:18:44Z", "updated_at": "2016-09-05T14:22:28Z" }