SharePoint Online: Get List Settings using PowerShell

Requirement: Get SharePoint Online list settings using PowerShell.

How to Get List Properties in SharePoint Online?

To get list properties such as List Title, Description, Versioning Settings, Require Checkout, etc., you can head to the List settings page.

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SharePoint Online: PowerShell to Get List Properties

You can get the list properties of a SharePoint Online list using this PowerShell script. All you need to do is open PowerShell and connect to your SharePoint Online site. Then, use the following script to get list properties:

#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"
#Config Parameters
$SiteURL= ""
#Setup Credentials to connect
$Cred = Get-Credential
$Cred = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.SharePointOnlineCredentials($Cred.UserName,$Cred.Password)
Try {
    #Setup the context
    $Ctx = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ClientContext($SiteURL)
    $Ctx.Credentials = $Cred
    #Get the List
    #Get List Properties: Title, Description
    Write-host -f Yellow "---  General Settings ---"
    Write-host "List Title:" $List.Title
    Write-host "List Description:" $List.Description
    #Write-host "Show in Quick Launch:" $List.OnQuickLaunch

    Write-host -f Yellow "--- Versioning settings ---"
    Write-host "Content Approval Enabled:" $List.EnableModeration
    Write-host "Versioning Enabled:" $List.EnableVersioning
    Write-host "Major Versions Limit:" $List.MajorVersionLimit
    #Write-host "Minor Versions Enabled:" $List.EnableMinorVersions
    Write-host "Minor Versions Limit:" $List.MajorWithMinorVersionsLimit        
    Write-host "Draft Versions Security:" $List.DraftVersionVisibility
    Write-host "Require Checkout:" $List.ForceCheckout  #In Document Libraries

    Write-host -f Yellow "--- Advanced settings ---"
    Write-host "Content Type Enabled:"$List.ContentTypesEnabled
    Write-host "Attachments Enabled:"$List.EnableAttachments
    Write-host "New Folders Command Available:"$List.EnableFolderCreation
    Write-host "No Crawl Flag:"$List.NoCrawl
    #Write-host "Offline Availability:"$List.ExcludeFromOfflineClient
    Write-host "List Experience:"$List.ListExperienceOptions
    #Other hidden Settings
    Write-host -f Yellow "--- Other settings ---"
    Write-host "List ID:"$List.ID
    Write-host "List Created On:"$List.Created
    Write-host "Last Item Deleted On:"$List.LastItemDeletedDate 
    Write-host "Last Item Modified On:"$List.LastItemModifiedDate
    Write-host "List Item Count:"$List.ItemCount
    Write-host "Is Hidden List:"$List.Hidden
    Write-host "Document Template:"$List.DocumentTemplateUrl #In Document Libraries
    Write-host "List Type:"$List.BaseType   
Catch {
    write-host -f Red "Error Getting List Properties!" $_.Exception.Message

Use this script to get all properties from the list:

$List | select -Property *

This command will return a list of all properties for the list. Please note, not all list properties can be retrieved or set through CSOM! Here is the One-liner to retrieve all available properties of a SharePoint Online list or library:

$List | Select -Property ([Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.List].GetProperties().Where({$_.Propertytype -notlike "*Collection"})).Name

We’ve filtered collection properties because any collection must be loaded explicitly first and then can be accessed!

To get all methods and properties available for a List object, You can use SharePoint Online Client Browser or this PowerShell code: $List | Get-member

PnP PowerShell to Get List Properties

Another approach is to use the Get-PnPList cmdlet. You must first connect to SharePoint Online using the Connect-PnPOnline cmdlet to use this cmdlet. Once you have connected, you can run the Get-PnPList cmdlet and specify the Name of the list you want to get information about.

PnP PowerShell can be used to retrieve list properties, including the URL, title, description, Item count, etc. For example, to get the number of items in a list, use the command Get-PnPList -Identity | Select ItemCount. Be sure to replace it with the actual name of the list.

#Set Parameters
$SiteURL = ""
$ListName = "Announcements"

#Connect to SharePoint Online site
Connect-PnPOnline -Url $SiteURL -Interactive

#Get List
$List = Get-PnPList -Identity $ListName

#Get List Properties
Write-host "Versioning Enabled:"$List.EnableVersioning

To get any property of the “collection” type, use the “includes” parameter. E.g.,

#Get the List with "Author" property
$List = Get-PnPList -Identity $ListName -Includes Author

#Get the Login ID of the user created the List
Write-host "List Author:"$List.Author.LoginName

To update list settings in SharePoint Online using PowerShell, use: How to Update SharePoint Online List Settings 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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