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Set-PnPList: Enable Content Approval in SharePoint using PowerShell

The example in this topic show how to use PowerShell to Enable Content Approval in SharePoint
  • Using PnP (Pattern and Practice) PowerShell commands, you can access and manipulate SharePoint objects easily.
  • Prerequisite: You have to install cmdlets to work in PnP PowerShell.

How to run PnP PowerShell command in SharePoint?

  • First, open powershell ise.
  • powershell ise
  • Make sure you run it in Administrator Mode.
  • Now, copy and paste the code mentioned below and click on Run Script as shown in the screenshot.
  • powershell ise run command

  • # Provide credentials over here
  • $creds = (New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential "<<UserName>>",(ConvertTo-SecureString "<<Password>>" -AsPlainText -Force))
  • # Provide URL of the Site over here
  • # If you do not wish to pass credentials hard coded then you can use: -Credentials (Get-Credential). This will prompt to enter credentials
  • Connect-PnPOnline -Url http://MyServer/sites/MySiteCollection -Credentials $creds
  • # Specify whether new items or changes to existing items should remain in a draft state until they have been approved
  • # NOTE: If you require content approval for a list or library that already contains items, all of the items in the library are marked Approved.
  • # After Enabling this, "Draft Item Security" option will also get enabled, later you can specify the option
  • Set-PnPList -Identity "Documents" -EnableModeration 1
  • Disconnect-PnPOnline 

Thank you for reading this article. This code was tested in SharePoint 2013

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