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Posted on 2012-04-09
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Hi Experts,

This is my first time writing a powershell script. So, I really need some help here.
Below code is a very simple code to write a new record into a list. But I am getting the following error

"Cannot index into a null array.
At D:\Batch Jobs\PowerShell Scripts\test.ps1:8 char:59
+ $root.lists.add("CTest","Custom Test",$root.listtemplates[ <<<< "Custom List"])
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (Custom List:String) [], RuntimeException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NullArray"


Can advise what could the possible problem for the error?


[system.reflection.assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("Microsoft.Sharepoint")

# Connect to the site collection
$site = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSite("http://sharepoint.apb.com.sg/gmis/ec")
$web     =    $site.rootweb
$list    =    $web.Lists["Email Convertor Service Check"]

$newitem =    $list.items.Add()
$newitem["Date"]=    "4/10/2012";                                                                                          
$newitem["Result"] =    "Email Converter Service Stopped";                                                                                          
 
$newitem.update() 
 
$web.Dispose()
$site.Dispose() 

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by:NicksonKoh
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Hi Expert,

I realise my mistake is in the following 3 lines of code

$site = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSite("http://sharepoint.apb.com.sg/gmis/ec")
$web     =    $site.rootweb
$list    =    $web.Lists["Email Convertor Service Check"]

$web changes the pointer to go to the rootweb but
my "Email Converter Service Check" is a custom list in $site

What should I change such that the list should be pointing to $site and not the rootweb.
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ivan_vagunin earned 2000 total points
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Hi!
Try to use $web = $site.OpenWeb("/") instead of $web = $site.rootweb.
What do you mean saying list should be pointint to $site?
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