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Set-PnPField: Set List Column Default Value in SharePoint using PowerShell

The example in this topic show how to use PowerShell to Set List Column Default Value 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
  •  
  • # -List: The list object or name where field description to be set
  • # -Identity: The field object or name to remove
  • # -Values: properties to update on the field. Use the syntax @{property1="value";property2="value"}.
  • Set-PnPField -Identity "Demo Column" -List "New list" -Values @{DefaultValue="New Default Value"}
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  • Disconnect-PnPOnline

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


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