3.1.4.2 CreateFolder

The CreateFolder operation creates folders, Calendar folders, Contacts folders, Tasks folders, and search folders.

It is recommended that before any data is read from or written to a folder, an implementation ensures that the folder exists and opens it, or creates it if it does not exist. Before a folder can be created, the parent folder MUST already exist. Trying to create a folder that already exists results in an error.

The following is the WSDL port type specification of the CreateFolder operation.

 <wsdl:operation name="CreateFolder">
     <wsdl:input message="tns:CreateFolderSoapIn" />
     <wsdl:output message="tns:CreateFolderSoapOut" />
 </wsdl:operation>

The following is the WSDL binding specification of the CreateFolder operation.

 <wsdl:operation name="CreateFolder">
     <soap:operation soapAction="http://schemas.microsoft.com/exchange/services/2006/messages/CreateFolder" />
     <wsdl:input>
         <soap:header message="tns:CreateFolderSoapIn" part="Impersonation" use="literal"/>
         <soap:header message="tns:CreateFolderSoapIn" part="MailboxCulture" use="literal"/>
         <soap:header message="tns:CreateFolderSoapIn" part="RequestVersion" use="literal"/>
         <soap:header message="tns:CreateFolderSoapIn" part="TimeZoneContext" use="literal"/>
         <soap:body parts="request" use="literal" />
     </wsdl:input>
     <wsdl:output>
         <soap:body parts="CreateFolderResult" use="literal" />
         <soap:header message="tns:CreateFolderSoapOut" part="ServerVersion" use="literal"/>
     </wsdl:output>
 </wsdl:operation>

The protocol client sends a CreateFolderSoapIn request WSDL message, and the protocol server responds with a CreateFolderSoapOut response WSDL message.

A successful CreateFolder operation request returns a CreateFolderResponse element with the ResponseClass attribute of the CreateFolderResponseMessage element set to "Success" and the ResponseCode element of the CreateFolderResponse element set to "NoError".

An unsuccessful CreateFolder operation request returns a CreateFolderResponse element with the ResponseClass attribute of the CreateFolderResponseMessage element set to "Error". The ResponseCode element of the CreateFolderResponseMessage element is set to a value of the ResponseCodeType simple type, as specified in [MS-OXWSCDATA] section 2.2.5.24.

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