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SharePoint Online: PowerShell to Create Document Library

Requirement: Create a document library in SharePoint online using PowerShell

SharePoint Online: PowerShell to Create Document Library:
How to Create document library in SharePoint online using PowerShell?
#Load SharePoint CSOM Assemblies
Add-Type -Path "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\16\ISAPI\Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.dll"
Add-Type -Path "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\16\ISAPI\Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Runtime.dll"

#Variables for Processing
$SiteURL = "https://Crescent.sharepoint.com/Sites/Sales"
$LoginName ="Salaudeen@Crescent.OnMicrosoft.com"
$LoginPassword ="Password" 

#Get the Client Context
$Context = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ClientContext($SiteURL)

#supply Login Credentials
$SecurePWD = ConvertTo-SecureString $LoginPassword –asplaintext –force  
$Credential = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.SharePointOnlineCredentials($LoginName,$SecurePWD)
$Context.Credentials = $Credential

#Create new document library
$ListInfo = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ListCreationInformation
$ListInfo.Title = "Project Docs"
$ListInfo.TemplateType = 101 #Document Library
$List = $Context.Web.Lists.Add($ListInfo)
$List.Description = "Repository to store project artifacts"
$List.Update()
$Context.ExecuteQuery()

write-host "New Document Library has been created!"
and the result:
sharepoint online powershell create document library
Lets add some error handling to the above code

How to create a new document library in sharepoint online using PowerShell?
#Load SharePoint CSOM Assemblies
Add-Type -Path "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\16\ISAPI\Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.dll"
Add-Type -Path "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\16\ISAPI\Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Runtime.dll"
  
Function Create-DocumentLibrary()
{
    param
    (
        [Parameter(Mandatory=$true)] [string] $SiteURL,
        [Parameter(Mandatory=$true)] [string] $DocLibraryName
    )    
    Try {
    #Setup Credentials to connect
    $Cred = Get-Credential
    $Cred = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.SharePointOnlineCredentials($Cred.UserName,$Cred.Password)

    #Get All Lists from the web
    $Lists = $Ctx.Web.Lists
    $Ctx.Load($Lists)
    $Ctx.ExecuteQuery()

    #Check if Library name doesn't exists already and create document library
    if(!($Lists.Title -contains $DocLibraryName))
    { 
        #sharepoint online powershell create list
        $ListInfo = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ListCreationInformation
        $ListInfo.Title = $DocLibraryName
        $ListInfo.TemplateType = 101 #Document Library
        $List = $Ctx.Web.Lists.Add($ListInfo)
        $List.Update()
        $Ctx.ExecuteQuery()
 
        write-host  -f Green "New Document Library has been created!"
    }
    else
    {
        Write-Host -f Yellow "List or Library '$DocLibraryName' already exist!" 
    }
}
Catch {
    write-host -f Red "Error Creating Document Library!" $_.Exception.Message
}
}

#Set Parameters
$SiteURL= "https://crescent.sharepoint.com/"
$DocLibraryName="Project Docs"

#Call the function to create document library
Create-DocumentLibrary -siteURL $SiteURL -DocLibraryName $DocLibraryName
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SharePoint Online: PowerShell to Create Document Library SharePoint Online: PowerShell to Create Document Library Reviewed by Salaudeen Rajack on November 20, 2016 Rating: 5

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