SharePoint Online: Get-Set “Yes/No (Check box)” Field Value using PowerShell

Requirement: Get or Set Yes/No Field Value in SharePoint Online using PowerShell.

In SharePoint Online, the “Yes/No (check box)” fields allow users to indicate a selection. This can be helpful when you need to track boolean values such as “status” from users. You can set the value of this field or retrieve its value using PowerShell. In this post, we will show you how to use PowerShell to get and set the value of a “Yes/No” field.

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PowerShell to Get Value of a Yes/No Field in SharePoint Online:

Here is how you can read the Yes/No field programmatically using PowerShell.

#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"
 
#Set parameter values accordingly
$SiteURL="https://crescent.sharepoint.com/"
$ListName="Projects"
$FieldName="IsActive" #Internal Name
$ListItemID="5"
 
#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 Item
$List = $Ctx.Web.lists.GetByTitle($ListName)
$ListItem = $List.GetItemById($ListItemID)
$Ctx.Load($ListItem)
$Ctx.ExecuteQuery()

#Get the Yes/No Field Value
$ListItem[$FieldName]

Update Yes/No Field value in SharePoint Online List using PowerShell

Let’s update the Yes/No field in the SharePoint Online list programmatically.

#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"
 
#Set parameter values
$SiteURL="https://crescent.sharepoint.com/"
$ListName="Projects"
$FieldName="IsActive" #Internal Name
$ListItemID="5"
 
#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 Item
$List = $Ctx.Web.lists.GetByTitle($ListName)
$ListItem = $List.GetItemById($ListItemID)
$Ctx.Load($ListItem)
$Ctx.ExecuteQuery()

#Update the Yes/No Field Value
$ListItem[$FieldName] = $True
$ListItem.update()
$Ctx.ExecuteQuery()

Write-host -f Green "Field Value Updated!"

PnP PowerShell to Update “Yes/No” Field Values in SharePoint Online

To set the value for “Yes/No” boolean fields, use Values @{“YesNoFieldInternalName” = $True/$false}. Here is an example:

#Config Variables
$SiteURL = "https://crescent.sharepoint.com/sites/pmo"
$ListName = "Projects"
$FieldName = "IsActive"
$ItemID = 1

#Connect to PnP Online
Connect-PnPOnline -Url $SiteURL -Interactive

#Update Yes/No Field Value
Set-PnPListItem -List $ListName -Identity $ItemID -Values @{$FieldName = $True}

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!

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