SharePoint Online: Get List Field Properties using PowerShell

Requirement: Get List Field Settings in SharePoint Online using PowerShell.

PowerShell to Get Field Properties in SharePoint Online

This PowerShell script gets you the common properties from a SharePoint Online list field:

#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 Config Parameters
$ListName="PMO Projects"
$FieldName="HeadCount" #Internal Name

#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

#Get the List Field

#Get List Field Settings
Write-host "Title:"$Field.Title
Write-host "Description:"$Field.Description
Write-host "Default Value:"$Field.DefaultValue
Write-host "Unique Values:"$Field.EnforceUniqueValues
Write-host "Is Hidden:"$Field.Hidden
Write-host "Field ID:"$Field.Id
Write-host "Indexed:"$Field.Indexed
Write-host "InternalName:"$Field.InternalName
Write-host "Required Field:"$Field.Required
Write-host "Sortable:"$Field.Sortable
Write-host "Filterable:"$Field.Filterable
Write-host "Type:"$Field.TypeAsString
Write-host "Type Display Name:"$Field.TypeDisplayName
Write-host "Sealed:"$Field.Sealed
Write-host "Can Be Deleted:"$Field.CanBeDeleted
Write-host "Read Only Field:"$Field.ReadOnlyField
Write-host "Group:"$Field.Group
Write-host "Field Scope:"$Field.Scope
Write-host "JSLink:"$Field.JSLink
Write-host "Schema XML:"$Field.SchemaXML
Write-host "Validation Formula:"$Field.ValidationFormula
Write-host "Validation Message:"$Field.ValidationMessage

PnP PowerShell to Get Column Settings from a SharePoint Online List

Use the Get-PnPField cmdlet in PnP PowerShell to get the field and its properties:

$SiteURL = ""
$ListName = "Projects"
$ColumnName = "Status" #Internal Name

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

    #Get the Field
    $Field = Get-PnPField -List $ListName -Identity $ColumnName
    #Get properties of the Field
    $Field | Select Title, ID, TypeAsString, Required
catch {
    write-host "Error: $($_.Exception.Message)" -foregroundcolor Red

To get all available property values of the filed (or any object), use the following:

$Field | Select -Property *

By using these scripts, you can easily get column settings in SharePoint Online 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!

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