PowerShell Script to export SharePoint List to Excel or CSV

In this blog, I will write about “How to Export SharePoint list to a excel file?”.
As you know, SharePoint list is a combination of rows and columns. It is similar to a table.

There are multiple ways to export SharePoint list to excel or CSV file, in this blog I will explain about How to export a SharePoint list to Excel or CSV using PowerShell Script?

To implement this task follow below steps –

1. Create a folder with the name  “Test” in drive C:
2. Create a SharePoint List with name “EmpList”
3. EmpList should contain 4 columns – ID, Title, EmpName, Department4. Write below script in a notepad or any editor and save this file as .ps1, .ps1 is the file extension of PowerShell Script.

Change the SharePoint site URL with your running SharePoint site URL and execute the script.

PowerShell Script to Export SharePoint List to Excel or CSV 

Below is the PowerShell script which exports SharePoint list to csv using PowerShell.

Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
#Get the SPWeb
$web = Get-SPWeb -identity "<sharepoint site url>"
#Get the SPList
$list = $web.Lists["EmpList"]
$ListItemCollection = @()
 $list.Items | foreach {
 $ExportItem = New-Object PSObject
 $ExportItem | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -name "ID" -value $_["ID"]
 $ExportItem | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -name "Title" -value $_["Title"]
 $ExportItem | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -name "EmpName" -value $_["EmpName"]
 $ExportItem | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -name "Department" -value $_["Department"]
 $ListItemCollection += $ExportItem
Write-Host "Copying data from list to Excel"
$ListItemCollection | Export-CSV "C:TestMyList.csv"                   
#Dispose the web Object

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