Count SharePoint List Items with PowerShell

Today I needed to know a quantity of SharePoint List. Somewhy SharePoint doen't give this information using common tools. But using PowerShell it appeared to do easy.

//add MS SharePoint Snapin for power shell 
if(!(Get-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -ErrorAction:SilentlyContinue)) 
    Add-PsSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell 

$web = Get-SPWeb http://spdev/SiteWithListUrl/ 
$list = $web.Lists["ListName"] 

$listitems = $list.Items.Count 

Write-Host "Items in list: " $listitems



  1. Never don’t do such terrible thing. $list.Items return all item collection. It’s a very heavy operation. Always return only with special SPList property ItemCount:
    $listitems = $list.ItemCount

    Comment by Vorant — October 8, 2014 @ 7:22 am

  2. Thank you, I have already foorgotten about this record. I was young and didn’t know a lot

    Comment by admin — October 8, 2014 @ 3:16 pm

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