Moving a SharePoint 2010 List

Posted on 2013-08-27
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Last Modified: 2013-08-29
What are the steps for saving a SharePoint list with all of its data as a template and then movign that list to a site within another site collection?
Question by:Lord_Dragon
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by:Melih SARICA
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U tell each step.

What kind of detail u want ?

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skipper68 earned 800 total points
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To Save The List As A Template

From the list settings page,
1.On the Customize "List_Name" page, under General Settings, click Save list as template.
2.In the File Name box, type the file name to use for the template file.
3.In the Template Title box, type the title that you want to use for the template in the list template gallery.
4.In the Template Description box, type a description for the template.
5.Select the Include content check box.
6.Click OK.
7.On the Operation Completed Successfully page, click OK.

Create The List In The New Site
1. In the destination Web site, in the top link bar, click Create.
2. On the Create page, click the list template that you created to copy the list.
3. On the New List page, in the Name box, specify the copied list's name and, optionally, in the Description box, type a description of the list.
4. Click Create.
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by:Justin Smith
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Skipper's suggestion only works within the same site collection, as you probably know.

Have you tried to export/import?  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee428301.aspx

This tool works well:  http://spdeploymentwizard.codeplex.com/

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dhawalseth earned 800 total points
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Hi Dragon,

Both Skipper and Achilles have given you valid option. Still there is a short trick:

You follow skippers steps to save the list as template via list settings.
You can download/save the copy of the newly created template on your dev box from SharePoint server.
Upload the template into the other site collection, and when you click on 'Create New'; you can select your uploaded list template and create a new list based on this.

Few things to keep in mind before you do all these:
1. If your list /List template has some lookup coloumns or people pickers, you will have to recreate them in the new list created. The GUIDs change across site collections and the existing ones will break.
2. Same goes with Managed Metadata i.e. Taxonomy.
3. If you are going to use a powershell to install/upload the template in your new site collection, do check the display name. You may use the same display and template name for your purpose.


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