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SharePoint Online: Delete Column from List using PowerShell

Requirement: SharePoint Online delete column from list

How to remove a column from SharePoint Online List?
To delete a list column, follow these steps:
  • Go to List settings by going to List tab >> Under Settings group, click on List Settings button in the ribbon.
  • Under the List Settings page, in the Columns section, click on the column title you wish to delete.
  • Scroll down and Click on Delete button.
    sharepoint online list delete column
  • Confirm the deletion prompt by clicking OK.
This deletes SharePoint Online list column.

SharePoint Online: Delete List Column using PowerShell
Here is the PowerShell to delete a column from List in SharePoint Online

#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"
$ListName= "Projects"
$ColumnName="Project Code" #Display Name of the column

Try {
    #Get Credentials to connect
    $Cred = Get-Credential
    $Credentials = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.SharePointOnlineCredentials($Cred.Username, $Cred.Password)

    #Setup the context
    $Ctx = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ClientContext($SiteURL)
    $Ctx.Credentials = $Credentials

    #Get the List
    $List = $Ctx.Web.Lists.GetByTitle($ListName)

    #Get the Column to delete
    $Column = $List.Fields.GetByTitle($ColumnName)
    $Column.DeleteObject()
    $Ctx.ExecuteQuery()

    Write-host "Column '$ColumnName' deleted Successfully!" -ForegroundColor Green
 }
Catch {
    write-host -f Red "Error Deleting Column from List!" $_.Exception.Message
}

PnP PowerShell to Remove a Column from SharePoint Online List:
#Config Variables
$SiteURL = "https://crescenttech.sharepoint.com"
$ListName= "Team Projects"
$ColumnName= "ProjectStartDate" #Internal Name

#Get Credentials to connect
$Cred = Get-Credential

Try {
    #Connect to PNP Online
    Connect-PnPOnline -Url $SiteURL -Credentials $Cred
    
    #Remove a column from list
    Remove-PnPField -Identity $ColumnName -List $ListName -Force -ErrorAction Stop
    Write-host "Column '$ColumnName' Removed from the List Successfully!" -f Green
}
catch {
    write-host "Error: $($_.Exception.Message)" -foregroundcolor Red
}
SharePoint Online: Delete Column from List using PowerShell SharePoint Online: Delete Column from List using PowerShell Reviewed by Salaudeen Rajack on December 18, 2016 Rating: 5

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