Remove-SPList

Delete a list from a web site.

Remove-SPList -Identity <SPListPipeBind> [-Web [<SPWebPipeBind>]] [-Force [<SwitchParameter>]] [-BackupDirectory [<String>]] [-AssignmentCollection [<SPAssignmentCollection>]]

Parameters

1

ParameterRequiredTypeDescription
IdentityTrueSPListPipeBind

The list to delete.

The value must be a valid URL in the form http://server_name/lists/listname or /lists/listname. If a server relative URL is provided then the Web parameter must be provided.

WebFalseSPWebPipeBind

Specifies the URL or GUID of the Web containing the list to be deleted.

The type must be a valid GUID, in the form 12345678-90ab-cdef-1234-567890bcdefgh; a valid name of Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Web site (for example, MySPSite1); or an instance of a valid SPWeb object.

ForceFalseSwitchParameter

Force the deletion of the list by overriding the AllowDeletion flag.

BackupDirectoryFalseString

Export the list prior to deleting. The type must be a valid directory path.

AssignmentCollectionFalseSPAssignmentCollection

Manages objects for the purpose of proper disposal. Use of objects, such as SPWeb or SPSite, can use large amounts of memory and use of these objects in Windows PowerShell scripts requires proper memory management. Using the SPAssignment object, you can assign objects to a variable and dispose of the objects after they are needed to free up memory. When SPWeb, SPSite, or SPSiteAdministration objects are used, the objects are automatically disposed of if an assignment collection or the Global parameter is not used.

When the Global parameter is used, all objects are contained in the global store. If objects are not immediately used, or disposed of by using the Stop-SPAssignment command, an out-of-memory scenario can occur.

Detailed Description

Delete a list from a web site.

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Examples

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PS C:\> Get-SPList "http://server_name/lists/mylist" | Remove-SPList -BackupDirectory "c:\backups\mylist"

This example deletes the list mylist and creates a backup of the list in the c:\backups\mylist folder.