I need to loop through all site collection in a web app and I have to extract the list name called "Project Center" and list down all the list properties. Help required.

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This should do it

$spWebApp = Get-SPWebApplication "http://myapplication.sharepoint.com/"

function getListProperties ($spweb)
    foreach ($spList in $spweb.Lists | Where {$_.Title -eq "Project Center"})
        Write-Host "List found in: $($spweb.Url)"
        $spList.PSObject.Properties | Select-Object Name,Value

    foreach ( $subweb in $spweb.Webs)
        getListProperties $subweb


foreach ($spSite in $spWebApp.Sites)
    Write-Host "Looking in $($spSite.Url)..."
    $rootWeb = $spSite.RootWeb
    getListProperties $rootWeb

Don't forget to replace the spweb application URL with your SharePoint URL.

  • Am getting the following errrors: You cannot call a method on a null-valued expression.;;The term 'Get-SPWebApplication' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. ;;;'getListProperties' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet. Am unable to solve these errors.(I have replaced the webapp url).
    – priya
    Jan 2, 2014 at 4:49
  • Make sure you are running this in the sharepoint management shell so that the sharepoint snapin is already loaded.
    – BlueBird
    Jan 2, 2014 at 13:51
  • Hi, the above code worked for me for retrieving list prperties using powershell. I need one more help for display the list properties by exporting it to .csv(export in excel). suggestions are welcome. thanks
    – priya
    Jan 7, 2014 at 10:57

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