I have a short script which is going to be part of a larger one but I can't get it to work. It works on every other list I've tried running it against but not this one in particular. The $myList.ItemCount returns the correct number of list items as 4987 but the $items.Count returns 0 and the foreach loop returns no results. Anyone ever deal with this issue? I'm sure it has something to do with the list itself as I made a template of it, copied it to another site, ran the exact same script with the updated url and it worked.

Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -erroraction SilentlyContinue 

$myWeb = Get-SPWeb "https://mysiteurl.org"
$myList = $myWeb.Lists["My List"]
$myView = $myList.Views["All Items"]
$items = $myList.GetItems($myView)

Write-Output $myList.ItemCount
write-output $items.Count

foreach($item in $items)
Write-Output $item

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


I tested the script and it is working fine, i think you have to check couple of things:

  • Make sure it is list not a library, if it is not a list then view will be different. i.e. for document library it will be All Documents Run the below script to get the all views from the list.

$myWeb = Get-SPWeb "https://mysiteurl.org"

$myList = $myWeb.Lists["My List"]

$myView = $myList.Views


Now review the output and you will see if All items or any other All type of view available.


You can try without using any view

$SPWeb = Get-SPWeb "https://mysiteurl.org"
$SPList = $SPWeb.Lists["My List"]
$SPListItems = $SPList.Items #or $SPList.GetItems()

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