Export SharePoint List Data to SQL Server Table using PowerShell

June 26, 2016    , , , , ,
Requirement: For an in-house built business intelligence tool, had a requirement to export SharePoint list data into SQL Server table. As directly querying SharePoint content databases is not supported by Microsoft and it also could cause performance issues to your SharePoint farm - Lets not thi…

SharePoint Online: Empty Recycle Bin using PowerShell

June 24, 2016    , , , , ,
Requirement: Empty recycle bin in SharePoint Online using PowerShell. How to Empty Recycle bin in SharePoint Online? Recycle bin capability in SharePoint Online is used to retain deleted items such as list items, documents, lists and libraries, sites to 93 days. Deleted items in recycle bin …

Add Site Collection Administrator to All Sites in SharePoint using PowerShell

June 21, 2016    , , , , , ,
Site collection administrators have God like power within a Site Collection in SharePoint 2016. Apart from Primary & Secondary site collection administrators, we can add additional site collection administrator on any SharePoint site collection. How to Add a Site Collection Administrator i…

Fast Site Creation in SharePoint 2016

June 21, 2016    ,
Fast Site Creation is a new feature introduced in SharePoint 2016. As the name suggests, Fast site Creation helps to speed up the site collection creation process. Internally, site collections are copied at at SQL Server content database level, instead of calling traditional object model calls. T…

How to Restore Previous Document Version in SharePoint 2016 using PowerShell?

June 18, 2016    , , ,
Version history feature in SharePoint enables us to track changes and revert to old versions when turned ON. Any changes made in SharePoint online list item or document, creates new version. There are scenarios you could run into, where you have to roll back to an older version of document. All y…

SharePoint Online: Add Column to List Content Type using PowerShell

June 18, 2016    , , , , ,
Requirement: Add field to list content type in SharePoint Online. How to Add a column to a List or Library Content type in SharePoint Online? If you want to add a field to list or library's content type, follow these steps: Go to the list or library settings >> Click on the appropr…

SharePoint Online: Add Content Type to List or Library using PowerShell

June 17, 2016    , , , , , ,
Requirement: SharePoint Online PowerShell to add content type to library. How to add content type to list or library in SharePoint Online? Assuming you have the content type already created, here are the steps to add content type to list in SharePoint online: Step 1: Enable content types ma…

Fix "Unable to render the data. If the problem persists, contact your web server administrator." Issue in SharePoint BCS

June 14, 2016    , , ,
Problem: Tried created an external list SharePoint 2016 using business data connectivity services, configured secure store target application and created external list in SharePoint. All went good, however the external list displayed this error message with a correlation ID. Unable to render th…

SharePoint Online: Deactivate Feature using PowerShell

June 08, 2016    , , , , ,
Requirement: Deactivate a feature in SharePoint online using PowerShell. How to Deactivate a Feature in SharePoint Online? Follow these steps to deactivate a SharePoint Online feature: Navigate to the site where the feature needs to be deactivated. On the site's home page, click the S…

SharePoint Online: PowerShell to Get Site Collection Administrators

June 06, 2016    , , , , , ,
Requirement:   SharePoint Online PowerShell to List All Site Collection Administrators. SharePoint Online site collection administrators possess full control to the entire site collection - including top-level site, subsites, all lists and libraries in the site collection. Each SharePoint site …

SharePoint Online: PowerShell to Add User to Group

June 05, 2016    , , , , ,
Requirement: Add user to group in SharePoint online using PowerShell. Prerequisites: You need to have SharePoint Online Management Shell installed in your client machine! SharePoint Online PowerShell to add user to group To add an individual user to SharePoint online site collection group …

Create Site Collections in Bulk from a CSV File using PowerShell in SharePoint 2016

June 05, 2016    , , , , ,
PowerShell cmdlet New-SPSite is used to create new site collections in SharePoint. It takes URL and Owner mandatory parameters with other parameters. Here is an example: Create SharePoint Site Collection Using PowerShell : Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -ErrorAction SilentlyCo…

SharePoint Online: Upload Files to Document Library using PowerShell

June 04, 2016    , , , , ,
Requirement: PowerShell to upload file to SharePoint Online document library. Upload File to SharePoint Online Document Library SharePoint Online allows you to create new documents or upload existing documents that are already created. How to upload a file to the SharePoint Online document l…

SharePoint Online: How to Create a Site Collection using PowerShell?

June 04, 2016    , , , , ,
Requirement: Create a new site collection in SharePoint Online using PowerShell. How to Create a Site Collection in SharePoint Online? Site collection in SharePoint is a logical group of sites with a common top-level site and subsites organized as a hierarchy. Every site collection shares a co…

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