Is it possible to post a entry as draft in the api?

I want create POST method to post an entry without publish it to the end users. Is it possible to do that in api?

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Yes, set the published_at: null during the POST request and it will be created as a draft. The default for REST/GraphQL sets that field to the current datetime. Passing over the null value will leave it in a draft state.

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As of 7th February, the field is written publishedAt and not published_at as said before.


@DMehaffy But such approach has one disadvantage: if you are publishing an entity later (by setting publishedAt: Date) required fields validations are not performed. It means that entities with empty required fields will be able to be created.