I need to write a script which I can launch (for example) at specific time and which will make a save of all lists on the SharePoint.

For now, the script is able to connect to SharePoint and retrieve all lists name.

I need help to write the part where, for each list I retrieved with the first part, the script will retrieve all fields of all items.

I just know to do it with hard written columns name (like that):

$array =@();

foreach ($listItem in $listItems)
    $result = new-object psobject

    $result | Add-Member -MemberType noteproperty -Name Title -value $listItem['Title'];
    $result | Add-Member -MemberType noteproperty -Name Description -value $listItem['Description'];


    $array += $result;

$CsvName1 = "Export_"+$ListTitle.replace(' ','_')+".csv"
$array| export-csv $CsvName1 -Encoding unicode;

Is there any way to retrieve all fields for all lists just like I want?


Here is the full code:

$SiteURL = "[URL]"

Write-Host "Loading CSOM libraries" -foregroundcolor black -backgroundcolor yellow
Add-Type -Path "c:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\15\ISAPI\Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.dll"
Add-Type -Path "c:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\15\ISAPI\Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Runtime.dll"
Write-Host "Lib. successfully loaded !" -foregroundcolor black -backgroundcolor Green 

$scriptPath = Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition

$User = Read-Host -Prompt "username"
$password = Read-Host -Prompt "Enter password" -AsSecureString

Write-Host "Trying to reach $SiteURL // Handling ClientContext..." -foregroundcolor black -backgroundcolor yellow  
$Context = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ClientContext($SiteURL) 
$credentials = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.SharePointOnlineCredentials($User, $password) 
$Context.Credentials = $credentials 
$context.RequestTimeOut = 5000 * 60 * 10;
$web = $context.Web
$site = $context.Site 
  Write-Host "Connected !" -foregroundcolor black -backgroundcolor Green
  Write-Host "Impossible to reach $SiteURL : bad password ?" -foregroundcolor black -backgroundcolor Red

$list = $web.Lists["Test Script"];
$fields = $list.Fields;

$list.Fields | select InternalName  |  Export-Csv -path ./blabla.csv;
Write-Host "Done !" -foregroundcolor black -backgroundcolor Green  
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    gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/… you can try to use Get-SPOListItems and Get-SPOListFields as a ready solution or check the code (it's a text file) for inspiration
    – grisha
    Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 11:28
  • Your question's title & body are contradictory. Can you modify it? Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 11:28
  • @grisha => Thanks for your help, but I need to use CSOM so all "Get-SP*" stuff can't work for me. Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 11:34
  • @AtishDipongkor => Which part is contradictory ? I don't understand. Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 11:34
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    @GordonAmable. These are not server cmdlets :) They are custom ones, using CSOM. Check inside the file how they are built. I think you just need to execute $lists=Get-SPOLists ; foreach($list in $lists) {get-spolistitems $list -IncludeAllProperties }
    – grisha
    Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 11:40

1 Answer 1


You can get all field of a list in the following way

$list = $web.Lists["Your List Name"];
$fields = $list.Fields;

Now all fields/columns are in the $fields. For example, following line will save all field names into a csv file.

$list.Fields | select InternalName  |  Export-Csv -path $path;

If you are needed to read a specific field, then follow.

$firstName = $fields["First Name"];

Assuming that display name of the field is First Name.


I did not notice that you have asked for CSOM. My above solution is for SOM. You need to update your script. Few things are missing in your script. I run following lines line and they gave me output

$web = $context.Web
$site = $context.Site 
$list = $web.Lists.GetByTitle("Tender List");
$fields = $list.Fields;
$fields | select InternalName  |  Export-Csv -path "d:\blabla.csv";
  • Thanks for your answer ! I made a few test and I just have a blank file in result... May i show you the full code ? Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 11:44
  • Yes show full code in your question Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 11:45
  • How did you do? using mine or others? Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 11:55
  • Just showed full code in question with an edit ! x) Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 11:59
  • I still have a blank file, just wanted to show you the full code then you can check if I make a good use of your code sample Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 12:04

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