Unable to rename contact list

Regular Participant

Unable to rename contact list

Hi Constant Contact Support,


I am unable to rename the contact list in the constant contact account using the API in the Java code.  The code snippet is mentioned below.


Iterator it = lscontactlists.iterator();

String strList = "Test";

ContactList value = (ContactList)it.next();


There is only one contact list in the account.  However it is not getting renamed from the above mentioned code.  Can you please look into this and let me know the solution?


Thanks & Regards,



The code you are doing is just changing the name in your local Java Object.  You still need to do the HTTP update request to Constant Contact to send the change back to us.  If you are doing that and the name is still not updating, can you share the rest of your code?



Dave Berard
Senior Product Manager, Constant Contact


Thanks a lot for looking into the problem.  The attached file has the source code that is being used for uploading the members.  I am not sure if the following lines in the attached source does the HTTP update request to Constant Contact:


// Set List id

// Set list name for upload


If not can you please suggest a Java based example which renames the list in a Constant Contact account?  


Thanks & Regards,




It looks like we have the methods to getLists, deleteList, and addList in the Java SDK, but may not have a method to update a list. We are looking at adding a method to our Java SDK to allow a list to be updated (renamed). You were trying to use contact methods to update a list, instead of using list methods. Once we build the needed functionality in, you should be able to use a getList call and then an updateList call to rename your list.


I will post back here with an ETA when we have one (or when we update the SDK, if it's sooner rather than later). Thanks for bringing this to our attention!


Best Regards,

Shannon Wallace

Partner API Support Engineer

Regular Participant

Hi Shannon,


Thank you so much for looking into the problem.  Please let me know once the rename list method is implemented so that I can start using it in my code.


Thanks & Regards,


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