I am using Powershell scripting to get data from a sharepoint list which exceeds the threshold of 5000 items.

I want to create a for loop which increments by month and year.

The Code in the for loop would move the source SharePoint list data to target SharePoint list.

I cannot completely move all the data at a time due to the limitations of SharePoint online (threshold).

I also want to ensure that all the data of that particular month gets transferred to the target list. Basically, if a month has more than 5000 items, I want the for loop to run again and move the remaining data.

Again, how should I create the for loop for the same?

Current caml query code without the for loop:

$Query = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.CamlQuery
$Query.ViewXml = "@
       <FieldRef Name='Date' />
        <Value IncludeTimeValue='TRUE' Type='DateTime'>2020-12-01T18:37:21Z</Value>
       <FieldRef Name='Date' />
        <Value IncludeTimeValue='TRUE' Type='DateTime'>2020-12-31T18:37:24Z</Value>
    <RowLimit Paged='True'>100</RowLimit>

Ask me more questions if needed.

1 Answer 1


As a workaround, you could do the loop like this:

    $List = $Ctx.Web.Lists.GetByTitle($ListName)
    #Define Query to get List Items in batch
    $Query = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.CamlQuery
    $Query.ViewXml = @"
    <View Scope='RecursiveAll'>
            <OrderBy><FieldRef Name='Date' Ascending='TRUE'/></OrderBy>
        <RowLimit Paged="TRUE">100</RowLimit>
    #Get List Items in Batch
        $ListItems = $List.GetItems($Query)
        $Query.ListItemCollectionPosition = $ListItems.ListItemCollectionPosition
        foreach($item in $listItems)
              #Move item
            Catch [System.Exception]
            # This shouldn't happen, but just in case
            Write-Host $_.Exception.Message
    While($Query.ListItemCollectionPosition -ne $null)

Reference: https://www.sharepointdiary.com/2016/12/sharepoint-online-get-all-items-from-large-lists-powershell-csom.html#ixzz6if7p4ZJu

  • Thanks a lot! What if I want only today's list items? I tried this code: ` $Query = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.CamlQuery $Query.ViewXml = @" <View Scope='RecursiveAll'> <Query> <Eq> <FieldRef Name='Date' Ascending='TRUE'/> <Value IncludeTimeValue='True' Type='DateTime'><Today /></Value> </Eq> </Query> <RowLimit Paged="TRUE">5</RowLimit> </View> "@` but it returns all the values again. where am i going wrong? Jan 6, 2021 at 18:08
  • @ParshvaShah you should ask that as a discrete question
    – n8.
    Jul 2, 2021 at 21:14

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