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Views define the columns, ordering, and other details we see when we look at a list. You can have multiple views for a list, including private views - and one default view.

Get a View's Properties

To get a views properties you need to know it's id or title. You can use the standard OData operators as expected to select properties. For a list of the properties, please see this article.

import { sp } from "@pnp/sp";
// know a view's GUID id
sp.web.lists.getByTitle("Documents").getView("2B382C69-DF64-49C4-85F1-70FB9CECACFE").select("Title").get().then(v => {


// get by the display title of the view
sp.web.lists.getByTitle("Documents").views.getByTitle("All Documents").select("Title").get().then(v => {


Add a View

To add a view you use the add method of the views collection. You must supply a title and can supply other parameters as well.

import { sp, ViewAddResult } from "@pnp/sp";
// create a new view with default fields and properties
sp.web.lists.getByTitle("Documents").views.add("My New View").then(v => {


// create a new view with specific properties
sp.web.lists.getByTitle("Documents").views.add("My New View 2", false, {

    RowLimit: 10,
    ViewQuery: "<OrderBy><FieldRef Name='Modified' Ascending='False' /></OrderBy>",
}).then((v: ViewAddResult) => {

    // manipulate the view's fields
    v.view.fields.removeAll().then(_ => {

        ]).then(_ =>{

            console.log("View created");

Update a View

import { sp, ViewUpdateResult } from "@pnp/sp";

sp.web.lists.getByTitle("Documents").views.getByTitle("My New View").update({
    RowLimit: 20,
}).then((v: ViewUpdateResult) => {


Set View XML

Added in 1.2.6

import { sp } from "@pnp/sp";

const viewXml: string = "...";

await sp.web.lists.getByTitle("Documents").views.getByTitle("My New View").setViewXml(viewXml);

Delete a View

import { sp } from "@pnp/sp";

sp.web.lists.getByTitle("Documents").views.getByTitle("My New View").delete().then(_ => {

    console.log("View deleted");