Create Libraries/Folders/Documents in SharePoint Online using PowerShell PnP

Today, we’ll look at creating documents libraries & folders, then upload documents into those folders using PowerShell PnP.

For more info about the Practices & Patterns (PnP), refer to the official documentation, and/or download the modules from hard workers in GitHub – SharePoint 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)
ConnectPnPOnline

Connect to the “PnPtest” site collection

 

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!

NewPnPList

Create new document library

PnPLibrary

PnP library in SPO

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"
PnPFolder1

Folder added

Let’s verify the folder is there with PowerShell with the Get-PnPListItem cmdlet.

Get-PnPListItem -List "/PnP Library/PnP Folder1"
GetPnPListItem

Folder created

 

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'
DocUploadedPowerShell

Confirmation via PowerShell

 

DocumentUploaded

Document uploaded successfully

 

And for fun… Let’s upload another one…

AnotherDocUploaded

Another success!

 

There you have it!

 

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