This cmdlet is available only in Security & Compliance Center PowerShell. For more information, see Security & Compliance Center PowerShell.

Use the Get-ComplianceRetentionEventType cmdlet to view retention event types in the Microsoft 365 compliance center.

For information about the parameter sets in the Syntax section below, see Exchange cmdlet syntax.


   [-Identity <ComplianceRuleIdParameter>]


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Example 1

Get-ComplianceRetentionEventType | Format-Table Name,Priority

This example returns a summary list of all retention event types

Example 2

Get-ComplianceRetentionEventType -Identity "Fabrikam Project" -LoadTag

This example returns detailed information for the retention event type named Fabrikam Project, including the associated compliance tags.



The Identity parameter specifies the retention event type that you want to view. You can use any value that uniquely identifies the retention event type. For example:

  • Name
  • Distinguished name (DN)
  • GUID
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Security & Compliance Center

The LoadTag switch specifies whether to show the compliance tags that are associated with the retention event types. You don't need to specify a value with this switch.

If you don't use this switch, the ComplianceTag property will always appear empty in the results.

Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Security & Compliance Center