In this article we will discuss about how we can reuse a SharePoint 2010 list.
To reuse a SharePoint list, one way is to create a list template for the particular list and then we can use the list template in same site or in different site.
Once you create the list, then from the Ribbon go to the List settings, then go to the Permissions and Management section and click on link Save list as template.
This will open the Save List Template page. Enter the File name, Template name and select whether you want to include the list content in the List template or not.
Now click on OK and Save the template.
To reuse the list template we have to first upload the template file to the list template gallery.
For this go to Site Actions -> Site settings -> then Navigate to the List Templates Gallery.
Then Click the Documents tab on the ribbon and click the Upload Document button.
Now upload the .stp file that we saved in the previous step.
Now you can try to create a list and choosing the template that we have uploaded. This template will be available in the list of templates.