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Project board columns

The Project board columns API lets you create and manage columns on a project board.

Note: This API only applies to project boards. Projects (beta) can be managed with the GraphQL API. For more information, see "Using the API to manage projects (beta)."

Get a project column

Works with GitHub Apps

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
column_idintegerRequired

The unique identifier of the column.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

404

Resource not found

Code samples

get/projects/columns/{column_id}
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \ https://api.github.com/projects/columns/COLUMN_ID

Response

Status: 200
{ "url": "https://api.github.com/projects/columns/367", "project_url": "https://api.github.com/projects/120", "cards_url": "https://api.github.com/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

Works with GitHub Apps

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
column_idintegerRequired

The unique identifier of the column.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
namestringRequired

Name of the project column

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

Code samples

patch/projects/columns/{column_id}
curl \ -X PATCH \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \ https://api.github.com/projects/columns/COLUMN_ID

Response

Status: 200
{ "url": "https://api.github.com/projects/columns/367", "project_url": "https://api.github.com/projects/120", "cards_url": "https://api.github.com/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

Works with GitHub Apps

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
column_idintegerRequired

The unique identifier of the column.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

Code samples

delete/projects/columns/{column_id}
curl \ -X DELETE \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \ https://api.github.com/projects/columns/COLUMN_ID

Response

Status: 204

Move a project column

Works with GitHub Apps

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
column_idintegerRequired

The unique identifier of the column.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
positionstringRequired

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

Status codeDescription
201

Created

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

422

Validation failed

Code samples

post/projects/columns/{column_id}/moves
curl \ -X POST \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \ https://api.github.com/projects/columns/COLUMN_ID/moves

Response

Status: 201

List project columns

Works with GitHub Apps

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
project_idintegerRequired

The unique identifier of the project.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
per_pageinteger

The number of results per page (max 100).

Default: 30

pageinteger

Page number of the results to fetch.

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

Code samples

get/projects/{project_id}/columns
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \ https://api.github.com/projects/PROJECT_ID/columns

Response

Status: 200
[ { "url": "https://api.github.com/projects/columns/367", "project_url": "https://api.github.com/projects/120", "cards_url": "https://api.github.com/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

Works with GitHub Apps

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
project_idintegerRequired

The unique identifier of the project.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
namestringRequired

Name of the project column

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
201

Created

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

422

Validation failed

Code samples

post/projects/{project_id}/columns
curl \ -X POST \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \ https://api.github.com/projects/PROJECT_ID/columns \ -d '{"name":"Remaining tasks"}'

Response

Status: 201
{ "url": "https://api.github.com/projects/columns/367", "project_url": "https://api.github.com/projects/120", "cards_url": "https://api.github.com/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" }