I'm using PnP Powershell for SP 2013. I'm trying to retrieve lists that support a particular custom Content Type ("Knowledge Document"). I'm having difficulty even getting the List Content Type to print. Ultimately I wanted to use Get-PnPList | ContentType = "My Custom Content Type"

function PopulateData($web, $incldeFileSize) {
        Write-Host "Current Site " $web.url -ForegroundColor Cyan 
                  $libs = Get-PnPList -Web $web | Where{($_.BaseType -eq "DocumentLibrary”) }

                  foreach($lib in $libs){
                    $ContentType = Get-PnPContentType -List $lib
                     write-host $ContentType
                     $libitems = (Get-PnPListItem -Web $web -List $lib -Fields "FileLeafRef","Name","Title","Author","Modified","Created","KBAbstract","KBContentAuthor","KBCategory","Publish","KBPublishDate").FieldValues

                       foreach($libitem in $libitems)

  • Does the solution you're looking for have to use the PnP Powershell commands? I know a great way to do this, but it uses the regular SharePoint 2013 Management Shell / Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell snap-in. I'm not familiar with the PnP stuff, so I don't know if there is an equivalent. Jul 12 '19 at 17:59
  • I'm afraid I've been instructed to use PnP. Thank you though! Jul 12 '19 at 18:13
  • Well, if there's any possibility of you pushing back on that and being able to use the regular SP 2013 Management Shell, you would be able to take advantage of SPContentTypeUsage.GetUsages(contentType), which returns a collection of SPContentTypeUsage objects, which have properties like Url and IsUrlToList, which would be quite helpful for what you are trying to do. Jul 12 '19 at 19:21

Please follow below steps which might be helpful:

  1. First fetch the lists on which content types are enabled:

    Get-PnPList | Select-Object Title, AllowContentTypes | Where-Object { $_.AllowContentTypes -Eq $true }
  2. Iterate through each list and fetch their associated content types:

    Get-PnPContentType -List *ListName* -Identity *ContentTypeTitle*
  3. If a list contains your content type then collect those list names.


You can actually do this with the following one-liner!

Get-PnPList -Includes ContentTypes | Where-Object {$_.ContentTypes | Where-Object Name -eq "Knowledge Document"}

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