I created a custom list and here I want to copy Created By column value to another field in same list

  • Source Field: Created By
  • Destination Field: Item Created User (this is Person/Group Field)

I have SP 2013 & Presently no workflows configured. I want to do by Simple PowerShell script.

1 Answer 1


I made this PowerShell script for you

Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -EA SilentlyContinue
$listName = "CustomList1"

#Get the SPWeb object
$web = Get-SPWeb http://spwapp/

#Get the SPList
$list = $web.Lists[$listName]

#Get all items in this list
$items = $list.items

#Go through all items
foreach($item in $items)
    $created = $item["Created By"]
    $item["DestinationPG"] = $created

    #Update the item


Copy and Paste this script, refer to your SP2013 site url and your List name, and execute it, it will update all the items at once.

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  • Hi Aimen, when run this script no changes will happen destinatinfield has empty value, note here that Created By is person group field. Jun 29, 2021 at 10:42
  • Ah, I thought you wanted "Created" column, well, its gonna be the same, i will edit my answer Jun 29, 2021 at 11:01
  • @user3520155, here is it, answer edited ! Jun 29, 2021 at 11:09
  • yes i give Destination Field also Person Group type field but no value copied Jun 29, 2021 at 11:19
  • are you sure you are not missing something? it's working perfectly from my side ! Jun 29, 2021 at 11:38

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