Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Create a Document Library in SharePoint using PowerShell

Requirement:
Create a document library in SharePoint 2013 using PowerShell.

PowerShell Script to Create New Document Library in SharePoint:
Here is how to create document library in SharePoint 2013 using PowerShell

Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.Powershell -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

#PowerShell Fuction to Create a Document library in SharePoint 
Function Create-DocumentLibrary
{
 Param
 ( 
  [Microsoft.SharePoint.SPWeb]$Web,
  [String] $LibraryName,
  [String] $Description
 )
    #Get the Document Library template
    $ListTemplate = [Microsoft.Sharepoint.SPListTemplateType]::DocumentLibrary
  
    #Check if the library already exists
    if(($web.Lists.TryGetList($LibraryName)) -eq $null)
    {
        #Create the Library
        $Web.Lists.Add($LibraryName,$Description,$ListTemplate) > Null
   
        #Set Properties of Library such as OnQuickLaunch, etc
        $Library =  $Web.Lists[$LibraryName] 
        $Library.OnQuickLaunch = $true
        $Library.Update()
   
        Write-Host "Document library created successfully!" -f Green
    }
    else
    {
        Write-Host "Document Library '$LibraryName' already exists!" -f Red
    }
}
 
#Get the Web
$web = Get-SPWeb "http://intranet.crescent.com/"
 
#Call the function to create library
Create-DocumentLibrary $web "Team Documents" "Library to Share Team Documents"
 
This PowerShell script creates a document library in SharePoint 2013.
sharepoint powershell create new document library



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