Create Bulk Alerts from CSV File in SharePoint using PowerShell

Requirement:
Create alerts on a bunch of libraries in different site collections of a SharePoint Web application!

Solution: Identified and exported a list of Sites and Document Library names in the CSV file and used this PowerShell script to create multiple alerts.

PowerShell script to create bulk alerts from CSV File:

Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue 

#Function to Create alert on Given List to given users
Function Create-Alert([Microsoft.SharePoint.SPList]$List,[Microsoft.SharePoint.SPUser]$User)
{
    $newAlert = $user.Alerts.Add()
    $newAlert.Title = "Minitoring Alert for: "+$List.Title
    $newAlert.AlertType=[Microsoft.SharePoint.SPAlertType]::List
    $newAlert.List = $List
    $newAlert.DeliveryChannels = [Microsoft.SharePoint.SPAlertDeliveryChannels]::Email
    $newAlert.EventType = [Microsoft.SharePoint.SPEventType]::Add
    $newAlert.AlertFrequency = [Microsoft.SharePoint.SPAlertFrequency]::Immediate
    $newAlert.Update()
}

#Configuration parameters
$CSVPath= "C:\Alerts.csv"  
$UserAccount= "Crescent\Salaudeen" 
 
#Get the CSV Data
$CSVData = Import-CSV -path $CSVPath

#Iterate through each Row in the CSV
foreach ($row in $CSVData) 
{
    Write-host Creating Alerts on $Row.URL, Library: $Row.LibraryName
    #Get the Web and List
    $Web = Get-SPWeb $Row.URL.TRIM()
    $List = $Web.Lists[$Row.LibraryName.Trim()]  
    $user = $web.EnsureUser($UserAccount)
    
    #Call the function to create Alert
    Create-Alert $List $User    
}     

Here is my CSV File:

Create Bulk Alerts from CSV File in SharePoint using PowerShell

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!

2 thoughts on “Create Bulk Alerts from CSV File in SharePoint using PowerShell

  • You made it so easy. Thank you!

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