SharePoint 2013

Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2013, SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise

Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

Returns a usage definition object.

Get-SPUsageDefinition [[-Identity] <SPUsageDefinitionPipeBind>] [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>]

The Get-SPUsageDefinition cmdlet reads a usage definition object. If the Identity parameter is not specified, this cmdlet returns the collection of usage definitions in the farm. A usage definition object defines a specific type of usage.

SharePoint Management Shell


Parameter Required Type Description




Specifies the usage definition object to get.

The type must be a valid GUID, in the form 12345678-90ab-cdef-1234-567890bcdefgh; a valid name of a usage definition (for example, SiteSubscriptionConfig1); or an instance of a valid SPUsageDefinition object.




Manages objects for the purpose of proper disposal. Use of objects, such as SPWeb or SPSite, can use large amounts of memory and use of these objects in Windows PowerShell scripts requires proper memory management. Using the SPAssignment object, you can assign objects to a variable and dispose of the objects after they are needed to free up memory. When SPWeb, SPSite, or SPSiteAdministration objects are used, the objects are automatically disposed of if an assignment collection or the Global parameter is not used.

When the Global parameter is used, all objects are contained in the global store. If objects are not immediately used, or disposed of by using the Stop-SPAssignment command, an out-of-memory scenario can occur.


Get-SPUsageDefinition -Identity "Page Requests"

This example returns the SPRequestUsage provider on the local farm.