Create a Folder

POST /api/v1.2/folders/

Use this API to create a notebook or dashboard folder. For more information, see Using Folders in Notebooks and Dashboards.

Required Role

The following users can make this API call:

  • Users who belong to the system-user or system-admin group.
  • Users who belong to a group associated with a role that allows submitting a command. See Managing Groups and Managing Roles for more information.



Parameters marked in bold below are mandatory. Others are optional and have default values.

Parameter Description
name It is the name of the folder. It is a string and can accept alpha-numerical characters.
location It is the location of the folder. By default, it goes to Users/current_user_email_id folders. For more information on notebook folders, see Using Folders in Notebooks. The accepted folder locations are: Users/current_user_email_id, Common, and Users/other_user_email_id based on permissions. The default location is Users/current_user_email_id and it is equivalent to My Home on the Notebooks UI. You need privileges to create/edit notebooks in Common and Users/other_user_email_id. For more information, see Managing Folder-level Permissions.
type It denotes if the type is Notebooks or Dashboards. Its value must be notes for a Notebook folder and notebook_dashboards for a Dashboard folder.

Request API Syntax

curl -i -X POST -H "X-AUTH-TOKEN: $AUTH_TOKEN" -H "Content-Type: application/json" -H "Accept: application/json" \
-d '{"name":"<Name>", "location":"<Location>", "type": "<notes/notebook_dashboards>"}' \ ""


The above syntax uses as the endpoint. Qubole provides other endpoints to access QDS that are described in Supported Qubole Endpoints on Different Cloud Providers.

Sample API Requests

Here is an example to create a notebook folder.

curl -i -X POST -H "X-AUTH-TOKEN: $AUTH_TOKEN" -H "Content-Type: application/json" -H "Accept: application/json" \
-d '{"name":"Note1", "location":"Users/", "type": "notes"}' \ ""

Here is an example to create a Dashboard folder.

curl -i -X POST -H "X-AUTH-TOKEN: $AUTH_TOKEN" -H "Content-Type: application/json" -H "Accept: application/json" \
-d '{"name":"Note1", "location":"Users/", "type": "notebook_dashboards"}' \ ""