Requirement: Delete a list in SharePoint Online using PowerShell.
PowerShell Script to delete a List in SharePoint Online:
If you’ve ever needed to delete a list that’s no longer needed in SharePoint Online, you may use PowerShell instead of going through the web interface. In this article, we’ll show you how to use PowerShell to delete a 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" #Get Credentials to connect $Cred= Get-Credential #Setup the context $Ctx = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ClientContext($SiteURL) $Ctx.Credentials = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.SharePointOnlineCredentials($Cred.Username, $Cred.Password) #Get the List $List = $Context.web.Lists.GetByTitle($ListName) $Ctx.Load($List) $List.DeleteObject() $Ctx.ExecuteQuery() Write-Host "List deleted Successfully!"
Run it in PowerShell ISE:
You can use this PowerShell to delete a document library as well in SharePoint Online. What if the list is protected from deletion? Well, You have to set the “AllowDeletion” property to enable delete. More info here: How to Delete a List in SharePoint Online using PowerShell?