Remove Field from View using PowerShell in SharePoint

How to Remove Column from View in SharePoint?

Do you want to remove a column from your view in SharePoint? In this guide, we’ll show you how to delete a field from your list view using the web interface and PowerShell.

  • Browse to your list or library in SharePoint >> Click on the List or Library tab from ribbon.
  • Click on the “Modify View” button under the “Manage Views” group.
  • In the Edit View page, uncheck the column(s) you wish to remove from the particular View.
    remove column from default view sharepoint powershell
  • Click OK to save.

If you want to remove a field from view programmatically using PowerShell, Here you go:

SharePoint delete column from view using PowerShell:

So if you’ve got a column in the view, you don’t need anymore? Here is the PowerShell to remove a column from view.

Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue 

#Function: sharepoint powershell delete field from view
Function Remove-FieldFromView([Microsoft.SharePoint.SPList]$List, [String]$ViewName, [string]$FieldInternalName)
{
    #Get the view
    $View = $List.Views[$ViewName]
    
    If($view -eq $Null) {write-host "View doesn't exists!" -f Red; return}
    
    #Check if view has the specific field already!
    if($view.ViewFields.ToStringCollection().Contains($FieldInternalName))
    {
        #Remove field from view: 
        $View.ViewFields.delete($FieldInternalName)
        $View.Update()
        write-host "Field Removed from the View!" -f Green
    }
    else
    {
        write-host "Field Doesn't Exists in the view!" -f Red
    }
}

#configuration parameters
$WebURL="https://portal.crescent.com/projects/"
$ListName="Project Milestones"
$ViewName="All Items"
$FieldName="ProjectDescription"

#Get the Web and List
$Web= Get-SPWeb $WebURL
$List = $web.Lists.TryGetList($ListName)

#Call the function to remove column from view 
Remove-FieldFromView $List $ViewName $FieldName

This PowerShell script removes the given field from the given view.

Remove Column from default view in SharePoint using PowerShell:

To remove the column from the default view, just change the line.

$View = $List.Views[$ViewName] 

To:

$View: List.DefaultView 

Salaudeen Rajack

Salaudeen Rajack - SharePoint Expert with Two decades of SharePoint Experience. Love to Share my knowledge and experience with the SharePoint community, through real-time articles!

One thought on “Remove Field from View using PowerShell in SharePoint

  • This worked a treat thank you!

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