I got a multi line column('Comment') which is set up to add changes/new entries. When an entry is added, the date and user appears on the left side. I am able to add entry using Set-PnPListItem, but my name and current date appears.

I need to set different user and date within that 'Comment' column (not the author/editor of the whole item). Is it possible to accomplish that using pnp or any other way?

Set-PnPListItem -List "My list" -Identity $itemID -Values @{"Comment" = "Test Comment"}


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You can use -SystemUpdate. Here is example with Author.

Set-PnPListItem -List "My list" -Identity $ItemID -Values @{"Author" = "[email protected]"} -SystemUpdate
Set-PnPListItem -List "My list" -Identity $ItemID -Values @{"Editor" = "[email protected]"} -SystemUpdate
  • thanks for the quick response. I believe your example will change the Author for the whole item. But I need to change Author and Date withing the multi line column ('Comment') itself, for each comment that i am adding.
    – user81183
    Jan 29, 2019 at 14:14
  • this comment existed with versioning? Or its custom multiline ? look to the link at MS documentation to -Values, this is probably user who made the changes, so you probably need somehow work "as different user" and add this comment Jan 29, 2019 at 15:04

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