I'm trying to change the setting of a column to make it not a required field. This is the code I'm using:

$site = new-object Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSite("abc.com")
$web = $site.OpenWeb()

$MyField=$MyContentType.Fields | Where {$_.Id -eq $web.Fields["Column"].id}


But this is giving error that $MyContentType.FieldLinks is NULL. How can I successfully execute my PowerShell script?

  • 5
    Two notes here, a bit off topic: 1. There is no need to open an SPSIte object first - go straight for the SPWeb: $web = Get-SPWeb "example.com" 2. Dispose of opened SPSite and SPWeb objects by calling .Dispose(); – Paul Strupeikis Dec 29 '15 at 10:51

Try this code.

$web = get-spweb $url
$MyContentType = $web.ContentTypes["ContentType"]
$field = $MyContentType.FieldLinks["Column"]
$field.Required = $False 
  • $field = $MyContentType.FieldLinks["Column"] This throws cannot index into null array..and the next two lines too – kaz Dec 29 '15 at 11:18
  • What is the url u are passing? – Asad Refai Dec 29 '15 at 12:35
  • abc.abc.abc.com/sites/abc12 - The URL is of this pattern – kaz Dec 29 '15 at 12:45

Try this

$site = new-object Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSite("abc.com")
$web = $site.rootweb


$Field=$Fields["Internal Name of the Field"] #Type $MyContentType.Fieldlinks to get the details of all the fields.

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