Sunday, May 24, 2015

Create List from Custom List Template in SharePoint using PowerShell

Requirement: Create a SharePoint list from a custom template using PowerShell

PowerShell script to create a SharePoint list from list template:
Lets create a list using template in SharePoint with PowerShell.

Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell –ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

Function Create-ListFromTemplate($WebURL, $ListName, $TemplateName)
    #Get the Web from URL
    $Web = Get-SPWeb $WebURL

    #Get the Specific list template
    $Template = $$Web) | where {$_.InternalName -match $TemplateName }

    #Check if given template name exists!
    if($Template -eq $null)
        Write-host "Specified list template not found!" -f Red

    #Create list using template in sharepoint 2013
    $web.Lists.Add($ListName, $ListName, $Template)
    Write-host "New List Created from Custom List template" -f DarkGreen 


#Call the function to create list from template
Create-ListFromTemplate $WebURL $ListName $ListTemplateName
This script creates list from template (.stp) in SharePoint.
create custom list from template sharepoint

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