Create a SharePoint Site Collection

To create a new SharePoint site collection, do the procedure in this topic.

New Site Collection Configuration Screen



New Site Collection Owner Information Configuration Screen



Good to Know

How to Start

  1. On the Application Explorer screen, do one of these:
  2. Do one of these:
    • Add an activity:
      1. In the Process Builder, go to the Activity Library, and open the SharePoint SharePoint icon tab.
      2. On the SharePoint SharePoint icon tab, drag the New Site Collection New Site Collection icon activity onto your process.
    • Change an activity:
      1. In your process, double-click your activity.
  3. Click New Site Collection Configuration New Site Collection Configuration icon.

Procedure

  1. To configure your SharePoint site collection, complete these fields as necessary.
    Field Name Definition

    Central Administration URL

    Function:
    Specifies the URL of the SharePoint central administration site. Using this site, you can control and manage all SharePoint sites.
    Accepted Values:
    A valid SharePoint central administration site URL.
    Default Value:
    None
    Accepts Process Data Variables:
    No

    SharePoint

    Function:
    Specifies the access token that connects to your SharePoint site.
    Accepted Values:
    A list of access tokens configured for your environment.
    Default Value:
    None

    Add Token Add Token icon

    Opens this Screen:
    Access Token for SharePoint
    Function of this Screen:
    Configure an access token to connect to SharePoint.

    Site Collection Template

    Function:
    Specifies the name of the SharePoint site template that is used to create the new SharePoint site or site collection.
    Accepted Values:
    The name of a SharePoint site template.
    Default Value:
    Team Site
    Accepts Process Data Variables:
    No

    Locale

    Function:
    Specifies the locale for the new SharePoint site.

    A locale identifies the language used in a particular region or country .

    Accepted Values:
    A list of locales.
    Default Value:
    English (United States)
    Accepts Process Data Variables:
    No

    Relative Site URL

    Function:
    Specifies the URL for your SharePoint site.
    Accepted Values:
    A valid SharePoint site URL
    Default Value:
    None
    Accepts Process Data Variables:
    Yes
    Example:

    Site Title

    Function:
    Specifies the title for the new SharePoint site or site collection.
    Accepted Values:
    One line of text with no spaces.
    Default Value:
    None
    Accepts Process Data Variables:
    Yes

    Overwrite Site

    Function:
    Specifies if the activity overwrites the site if it already exists at the location where the new site is to be created.
    Accepted Values:
    • Deselected - The activity does not overwrite an existing SharePoint site.
      Note: If you specify False when a site or site collection already exists, then SharePoint does not change. The process stops the activity and updates the process variables specified in the SaveErrorMessageTo and SaveStatusTo properties.
    • Selected - The activity overwrites an existing SharePoint site.
    Default Value:
    Deselected

    Store Site Collection URL in Process Attribute

    Function:
    Specifies the process data variable that stores the site collection URL.
    Accepted Values:
    A process data variable that accepts a URL.
    Default Value:
    None
    Accepts Process Data Variables:
    Yes
  2. Click Owner Information Configuration Owner Information Configuration icon.
  3. To configure the site collection owner, complete these fields as necessary.
    Field Name Definition

    Owner Login ID

    Function:
    Specifies the user name of the owner of the SharePoint site collection.
    Accepted Values:
    A user name, with the domain name, in this format:

    [domain]\[user name]

    Default Value:
    None
    Accepts Process Data Variables:
    Yes
    Example:
    MyDomain\Administrator

    Owner E-mail ID

    Function:
    Specifies the e-mail address of the owner of the SharePoint site collection.
    Accepted Values:
    A valid e-mail address.
    Default Value:
    None
    Accepts Process Data Variables:
    Yes

    Owner Display Name

    Function:
    Specifies the name to show for the owner of the SharePoint site collection.
    Accepted Values:
    One line of text that can have spaces.
    Default Value:
    None
    Accepts Process Data Variables:
    Yes

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