Today, we’ll look at creating documents libraries & folders, then upload documents into those folders using PowerShell PnP.
Connect to the SPO Site Collection
First things first, let’s connect to the SharePoint site collection where we want to create our document library.
Connect-PnPOnline -Url https://<TenantName>.sharepoint.com/sites/pnptest -Credential (Get-credential)
Create a new document library
Now that we’re logged into the site collection, let’s create our document library.
New-PnPList -Title "PnP Library" -Template DocumentLibrary -OnQuickLaunch
We’ve got more parameters if we want (i.e.: Enable versioning, enable content types, etc…). Just try them out with what you need.
If you use the PowerShell ISE with Intellisense, you’ll see a list of templates showing up to help you!
If you wish to verify the document library is there, use the Get-PnPList cmdlet.
Create a folder in “PnP Library”
Going down in the hierarchy, let’s create a folder in that new “PnP Library“.
The parameter “-Folder” refers to the relative URL.
Add-PnPFolder -Name "PnP Folder1" -Folder "/PnP Library"
Let’s verify the folder is there with PowerShell with the Get-PnPListItem cmdlet.
Get-PnPListItem -List "/PnP Library/PnP Folder1"
Upload documents to the folder
Last but not least, uploading documents to the “PnP Folder1”
Add-PnPFile -Folder "/PnP Library/PnP Folder1" -Path 'C:\Users\$env:USERNAME\Desktop\TestPnP.docx'
And for fun… Let’s upload another one…
There you have it!