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Remove Column From Site Content Type in SharePoint using PowerShell

The example in this topic show how to use PowerShell to Remove Column From Site Content Type 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
  •  
  • # Get Context
  • $clientContext = Get-PnPContext
  •  
  • # Give target content type name over here
  • $targetContentType = Get-PnPContentType -Identity "Content Type Title"
  •  
  • # Load target content type and content type fields
  • $clientContext.Load($targetContentType)
  • $clientContext.Load($targetContentType.Fields)
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  • $clientContext.ExecuteQuery()
  •  
  • # Get required field from the target content type
  • # Mention field internal name or display name over here
  • $targetField = $targetContentType.Fields.GetByInternalNameOrTitle("Column name")
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  • $clientContext.Load($targetField)
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  • $clientContext.ExecuteQuery()
  •  
  • # Delete content type field
  • $targetContentType.FieldLinks.GetById($targetField.Id).DeleteObject()
  •  
  • # Update(UpdateChildren – bool), this value indicates whether the children content type(inheriting from this Content Type) needs to be updated. 0 = False, 1 = True
  • $targetContentType.Update(0)
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  • $clientContext.ExecuteQuery()
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  • Disconnect-PnPOnline

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


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