Wednesday, September 9, 2015

SharePoint Online: Import CSV File into SharePoint List using PowerShell-CSOM

Scenario: My requirement is to import data from CSV file to SharePoint online list from a local drive, every day!

import CSV data into SharePoint Online List - PowerShell Script

PowerShell Script to import SharePoint List Items from CSV File:
#Load SharePoint CSOM Assemblies
Add-Type -Path "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\15\ISAPI\Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.dll"
Add-Type -Path "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\15\ISAPI\Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Runtime.dll"
##Variables for Processing
$SiteUrl = ""
$ImportFile ="c:\Scripts\EmpData.csv"
$Password ="Password goes here"

#Setup Credentials to connect
$Credentials = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.SharePointOnlineCredentials($UserName,(ConvertTo-SecureString $Password -AsPlainText -Force))

#Set up the context
$Context = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ClientContext($SiteUrl) 
$Context.Credentials = $credentials
#Get the List
$List = $Context.web.Lists.GetByTitle($ListName)

#Get the Data from CSV and Add to SharePoint List
$data = Import-Csv $ImportFile
Foreach ($row in $data) {
    #add item to List
    $ListItemInfo = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ListItemCreationInformation
    $Item = $List.AddItem($ListItemInfo)
    $Item["FirstName"] = $row.FirstName
    $Item["LastName"] = $row.LastName
    $Item["Department"] = $row.Department
    $Item["Mobile"] = $row.Mobile
Write-host "CSV data Imported to SharePoint List Successfully!"

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  1. Great Script - I am just learning and I was able to make it work! Thank you!

  2. I am getting this error Exception calling
    "ExecuteQuery" with "0" argument(s): "Column 'SamAccount' does not
    exist. It may have been deleted by another user.

    1. Change the $UserName and $Password Variable values to yours!

    2. Got it to work! Had an incorrect Field - Thank you Great Script :)

  3. Hello, great. I use SharePoint CSOM 16 not 15. I changed the path, but I become:
    The Setup command may only be used inside a Describe block.
    In C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\Pester\3.4.0\Functions\Describe.ps1:125 Zeichen:9

    thank you


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