Export-SPNavigation

Export the navigation settings of a publishing site.

Export-SPNavigation -Site <SPSitePipeBind> [-OutputFile [<String>]] [-AssignmentCollection [<SPAssignmentCollection>]]

Export-SPNavigation -Web <SPWebPipeBind> [-IncludeChildren [<SwitchParameter>]] [-OutputFile [<String>]] [-AssignmentCollection [<SPAssignmentCollection>]]

Parameters

1

ParameterRequiredTypeDescription
SiteTrueSPSitePipeBind

Specifies the URL or GUID of the Site whose navigation settings will be exported.

The type must be a valid GUID, in the form 12345678-90ab-cdef-1234-567890bcdefgh; a valid URL, in the form http://server_name; or an instance of a valid SPSite object.

OutputFileFalseString

The path to the file to save the navigation settings to.

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.

2

ParameterRequiredTypeDescription
WebTrueSPWebPipeBind

Specifies the URL or GUID of the Web whose navigation settings will be exported.

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.

IncludeChildrenFalseSwitchParameter

Include all child webs of the specified Web.

OutputFileFalseString

The path to the file to save the navigation settings to.

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

Export the navigation settings of a publishing site.

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Examples

------------------EXAMPLE 1-----------------------

PS C:\> Get-SPSite "http://server_name/" | Export-SPNavigation -OutputFile "c:\nav.xml"

This example exports the navigation settings from the site collection and saves to c:\nav.xml.

------------------EXAMPLE 2-----------------------

PS C:\> Get-SPWeb "http://server_name/subsite" | Export-SPNavigation -OutputFile "c:\nav.xml"

This example exports the navigation settings for http://server_name/subsite and saves to c:\nav.xml.

------------------EXAMPLE 3-----------------------

PS C:\> Get-SPWeb "http://server_name/subsite" | Export-SPNavigation -OutputFile "c:\nav.xml" -IncludeChildren

This example exports the navigation settings for http://server_name/subsite and all its sub-sites and saves to c:\nav.xml.