SharePoint Online: Get List Templates using PowerShell

Requirement: Get List Templates in SharePoint Online using PowerShell

You can get list templates in SharePoint Online from:
  • Site Settings >> "List templates" under "Web Designer Galleries"
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PowerShell to Get List Templates in SharePoint Online 
If you need to get available list of templates in SharePoint Online, use this PowerShell script. It gets all SharePoint Online list templates from the given site.
#Load SharePoint Online 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"

#Custom Function to get all list templates from given site URL
Function Get-SPOListTemplates([String]$SiteURL)
{
    #Get Credentials to connect
    $Cred= Get-Credential
    $Credentials = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.SharePointOnlineCredentials($Cred.Username, $Cred.Password)
  
    #Setup the context
    $Ctx = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ClientContext($SiteURL)
    $Ctx.Credentials = $Credentials

    #Get All list templates
    $ListTemplates=$Ctx.Web.ListTemplates
    $Ctx.Load($ListTemplates)
    $Ctx.ExecuteQuery()

    #Get All Available list templates
        $ListTemplates | Select Name, Description, ListTemplateTypeKind| Sort-Object Name | Format-Table -AutoSize
}

#Variable
$SiteURL="https://crescent.sharepoint.com"

#Call the function to get all list templates
Get-SPOListTemplates $SiteURL
This script retrieves all list templates from given site collection:
Name Description Template ID
Announcements A list of news items, statuses and other short bits of information. 104
Asset Library A place to share, browse and manage rich media assets, like image, audio and video files. 851
Calendar A calendar of upcoming meetings, deadlines or other events.  Calendar information can be synchronized with Microsoft Outlook or other compatible programs. 106
Contacts A list of people your team works with, like customers or partners.  Contacts lists can synchronize with Microsoft Outlook or other compatible programs. 105
Converted Forms List of user browser-enabled form templates on this site collection. 10102
Custom List Using a list gives you the power to share information the way you want with your team members. Create your own list from scratch, add any other columns you need, and add items individually, or bulk edit data with Quick Edit. 100
Custom List in Datasheet View A blank list which is displayed as a spreadsheet in order to allow easy data entry. You can add your own columns and views. This list type requires a compatible list datasheet ActiveX control, such as the one provided in Microsoft Office. 120
Custom Workflow Process Custom Workflow Process tracking list for this web. 118
Data Connection Library A place where you can easily share files that contain information about external data connections. 130
Data Sources Gallery for storing data source definitions 110
Discussion Board A place to have newsgroup-style discussions.  Discussion boards make it easy to manage discussion threads and can be configured to require approval for all posts. 108
Document Library Use a document library to store, organize, sync, and share documents with people. You can use co-authoring, versioning, and check out to work on documents together. With your documents in one place, everybody can get the latest versions whenever they need them. You can also sync your documents to your local computer for offline access. 101
External List Create an external list to view the data in an External Content Type. 600
Form Library A place to manage business forms like status reports or purchase orders. Form libraries require a compatible XML editor, such as Microsoft InfoPath 115
Issue Tracking A list of issues or problems associated with a project or item.  You can assign, prioritize and track issue status. 1100
Links A list of web pages or other resources. 103
Maintenance Log Library Template List Template that creates a document library for site collection maintenance logs 175
No Code Public Workflows Gallery for storing No Code Public Workflows 122
No Code Workflows Gallery for storing No Code Workflows 117
Pages Library A list template for creating Pages list in Publishing feature 850
Persistent Storage List for MySite Published Feed MySite MicroFeed Persistent Storage List 544
Picture Library A place to upload and share pictures. 109
Project Tasks A place for team or personal tasks.    Project tasks lists provide a Gantt Chart view and can be opened by Microsoft Project or other compatible programs. 150
Promoted Links Use this list to display a set of link actions in a tile based visual layout. 170
Report Library A place where you can easily create and manage web pages and documents to track metrics, goals and business intelligence information.  433
Status List A place to track and display a set of goals.  Colored icons display the degree to which the goals have been achieved. 432
Survey A list of questions which you would like to have people answer.  Surveys allow you to quickly create questions and view graphical summaries of the responses. 102
Tasks A place for team or personal tasks. 171
Tasks (2010) A place for team or personal tasks. 107
Wiki Page Library An interconnected set of easily editable web pages, which can contain text, images and web parts. 119
Workflow History This list is used by SharePoint to store the history events for workflow instances. 140

PowerShell to Get All Custom List Templates in SharePoint Online:
#Custom Function to get all list templates from given site URL
Function Get-SPOCustomListTemplates([String]$SiteURL)
{
    #Get Credentials to connect
    $Cred= Get-Credential
    $Credentials = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.SharePointOnlineCredentials($Cred.Username, $Cred.Password)
  
    #Setup the context
    $Ctx = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ClientContext($SiteURL)
    $Ctx.Credentials = $Credentials

    #Get Custom list templates
    $ListTemplates=$Ctx.site.GetCustomListTemplates($Ctx.site.RootWeb)
    $Ctx.Load($ListTemplates)
    $Ctx.ExecuteQuery()

    #Get Custom list templates
    $ListTemplates | Select Name, baseType, ListTemplateTypeKind | Format-Table -AutoSize
}

#Variable
$SiteURL="https://crescent.sharepoint.com"

#Call the function to get all list templates
Get-SPOCustomListTemplates $SiteURL

Similarly, You can get a specific list template also
#Custom Function to get all list templates from given site URL
Function Get-SPOCustomListTemplate([String]$SiteURL, [string]$ListTemplateName)
{
    #Get Credentials to connect
    $Cred= Get-Credential
    $Credentials = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.SharePointOnlineCredentials($Cred.Username, $Cred.Password)
  
    #Setup the context
    $Ctx = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ClientContext($SiteURL)
    $Ctx.Credentials = $Credentials

    #Get Custom list templates
    $ListTemplates=$Ctx.site.GetCustomListTemplates($Ctx.site.RootWeb)
    $Ctx.Load($ListTemplates)
    $Ctx.ExecuteQuery()

    #Filter Specific List Template
    $ListTemplate = $ListTemplates | where { $_.Name -eq $ListTemplateName } 
    If($ListTemplate -ne $Null)
    {
        Return $ListTemplate
    }
    else
    {
        Write-host -f Yellow "List Template Not Found:"$ListTemplateName
    }
}

#Variable
$SiteURL="https://crescent.sharepoint.com"

#Call the function to get specific list template
$Template = Get-SPOCustomListTemplate $SiteURL -ListTemplateName "Quick Links Template"
SharePoint Online: Get List Templates using PowerShell SharePoint Online: Get List Templates using PowerShell Reviewed by Salaudeen Rajack on August 13, 2017 Rating: 5

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