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Set List Content Type Column Required in SharePoint using PowerShell

The example in this topic show how to use PowerShell to Set List Content Type Column Required 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
  • # Get list content type object
  • $ListContentType = Get-PnPContentType -list "List Name" -Identity "Content Type"
  • # Mention the Field name here
  • $ListContentTypeField = $ListContentType.Fields.GetByInternalNameOrTitle("Column Name")
  • $clientContext.Load($ListContentTypeField)
  • $clientContext.ExecuteQuery()
  • # Code to set content type field required
  • $ListContentType.FieldLinks.GetById($ListContentTypeField.Id).Required = 1
  • # Update(UpdateChildren – bool), this value indicates whether the children content type(inheriting from this Content Type) needs to be updated. 0 = False, 1 = True
  • $ListContentType.Update(0)
  • $clientContext.ExecuteQuery()
  • Disconnect-PnPOnline

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

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