LotD: Using PowerShell to Approve List Items

The Link of the Day (LotD) goes out to Eric Shupps for this quick PowerShell snippet http://www.binarywave.com/blogs/eshupps/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?List=89cbe813%2D99f7%2D4257%2Da23a%2D5fefc377336b&ID=241&Web=c7893495%2Dbe3b%2D4d73%2D9875%2D28b039760651. This PowerShell code will loop through a list of your choice and approve list items. This is a huge timesaver for me right at the moment. Thank you Shupps!

I do have some slight changes to the code. There is no need to open the site collection object (line 1), we can just use Get-SPWeb to open the web we need, and, also disposing of the web object at the end, so we don’t leave it sitting around eating up memory on the server.

Normally I do not create posts like this, but, I think I had something to add to it, and, I know exactly where to find it later on, as I am sure I will need it.

   1: $web = Get-SPWeb "http://site"

   2: $list = $web.Lists["Posts"]

   3: $items = $list.Items 

   4:  

   5: foreach ($item in $items)

   6: {

   7:     $item["_ModerationStatus"] = 0

   8:     $item.Update()

   9: } 

  10: $web.Dispose()

And before you use this – please read this: http://gvaro.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/test-out-your-powershell-scripts-first-in-a-non-production-environment-first/ (and also read the comment by Anders Rask)

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