Thursday, April 25, 2013

Save list as a template and create list from template using PowerShell

In this post we are going to see how we can save list as a template that saves it to the list template gallery and then how we can create a new list / library from the template from the saved template earlier.

Here is a simple script that we can write in PowerShell to do that

Here we are saving shared documents library as a template and then creating a library from the saved template.

[xml]$xmlfile = Get-Content ConfigFile.xml

foreach( $sitecoll in $xmlfile.Configuration.SiteCollection) 

    $site = $

$spSite= Get-SPSite $site

$web = $spSite.OpenWeb()

Write-Host -foregroundcolor yellow 'Saving list as a template.....'

$list = $web.GetList("/sites/SharePointSite/Shared Documents/")

$list.SaveAsTemplate("SDWITHDOCSET","SD with DOCSET","Shared Doc with Doc Set",1)

Write-Host -foregroundcolor Green 'Saving list as a template successfully'

Write-Host -foregroundcolor yellow 'Creating documents library from the template...'

$listTemplates = $spSite.GetCustomListTemplates($web)

$web.Lists.Add("SDFromTemplateUsingPS", "", $listTemplates["SD with DOCSET"])

Write-Host -foregroundcolor green 'Creating documents library from the template completed successfully.'

I hope this helps.

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