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sharepoint monitor the nr of items in a list or document library.

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Hi,

I want to create a script so i can monitor the evolutions of number of items in sharepoint 2007 document libraries. (powershell, vbs, ...)

=> i want to insert this in an sql table, or use kaseya monitoring.

=> the lists are very large and i want to have a consitent evolutions of the nr of items in the list. for performance and provisioning.

Can anyone help me out?

thanks a lot
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Best way would be to create a custom timer job that goes through your lists every day/week during the night, as going through the lists will slow down your environment. The last part of code I had to write from memory so double check it in your compiler :)

http://www.andrewconnell.com/blog/articles/CreatingCustomSharePointTimerJobs.aspx

This code will give you the count information

//Use SPSite constructor with URL for main site to return a site collection
SPSite siteCollection = new SPSite(siteUrl);

//Return the target web site based on site name
SPWeb site = siteCollection.AllWebs[siteName];

//Return a collection of list items based on the Items property
//for the specific named list

foreach (SPList list in site.Lists)
{
int itemCount = list.Items.Count; //save this to your SQL database with the listname
}
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