Friday, November 20, 2015

How to Add Managed Metadata Column to SharePoint List using PowerShell?

Requirement: Add a Managed Metadata Column to SharePoint List using PowerShell.

PowerShell Script to Add Managed Metadata Column in SharePoint List

Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue 
$ListName="Team Docs"
#Get the web and List
$Web = Get-SPWeb $WebURL    
$List = $Web.Lists[$ListName]

#Check if the column with same name exists in the list
    #Get the Termset from Term store
    $TaxonomySession = Get-SPTaxonomySession -Site $web.Site
    $TermStore = $TaxonomySession.TermStores["Managed Metadata Service"]
    $TermGroup = $TermStore.Groups["Knowledge Portal"]
    $TermSet = $TermGroup.TermSets["Regions"]

    #Form the Taxonomy Field
    $TaxonomyField = $List.Fields.CreateNewField("TaxonomyFieldType", $TermSet.Name)
    $TaxonomyField.SspId = $TermSet.TermStore.Id
    $TaxonomyField.TermSetId = $TermSet.Id

    #Add the field to List
    Write-host "Managed Metadata column Added successfully!"
    Write-host "Managed Metadata column with the specific name already exists!" -f RED
Please note, You need to have MMS Service application up and running. Here
  • Managed Metadata Service - is the MMS application proxy name
  • Knowledge Portal  - is the name of the term set group
  • Regions - is the name of the term set
This Adds "Region" Metadata column to the given document library "Team Docs"
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  1. Hello please, how can i define this column to be multivalue ? using powershell !

    1. Just set: $TaxonomyField.AllowMultipleValues = $True


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