Save list as a template in SharePoint 2013/2016/Online

This SharePoint 2013 tutorial, I will explain how to save SharePoint list as a template with or without content to another SharePoint site in SharePoint 2013/2016/Online. We can save a list as a template and we can create another list by using this saved template in SharePoint.

Save list as template SharePoint 2013/2016/Online

You can follow the below steps to save the list as a template and use it in another site collection in SharePoint 2013/2016/Online.

Open a SharePoint team site or publishing site. Navigate to add an app. Click on “Custom List” to add a list. Give a name and click on Create like below:

 Save list as a template in SharePoint 2013


Save list as a template in SharePoint 2013

In the list, Here am added one more column for filling up some data. The list looks like below:

Save list as a template in SharePoint 2016

Save list as a template in SharePoint 2016

Now going to save the list as template. Click on list-> list settings from the ribbon. Then Click Save list as template which is under Permissions and Management.

steps to create list template sharepoint online

steps to create list template sharepoint online

Provide the filename and template name. If you need this list with contents- > Check Include Content. Click on OK.

If you will check Include Content then it will save the list or document library data, else it will just save the list or document library structure.

create list template sharepoint online

save list as template SharePoint online

Then it will show a successful message once it is done.

create list template sharepoint online steps

create list template SharePoint online steps

Now open SharePoint list template gallery under site settings in the Site Settings page.

Download the .stp file we create as a list template

how to save list as template in sharepoint 2013

how to save list as template in SharePoint 2013

You can go to the other site collection where you want to use this list template. Here I have created one more site collection in SharePoint.

Open the site collection and Click site settings -> navigate to Web Designer Galleries -> Click List template

save list as template sharepoint 2016

save list as template SharePoint 2016

Click on Files tab in a top ribbon -> Click Upload

save list as template sharepoint 2010

save list as template SharePoint 2010

Uploaded the .stp file we already downloaded from some other site collection.

save list as template sharepoint 2013

save list as template sharepoint 2013

Navigate to Add an app -> Click CityDetailsList template to create

save list as template sharepoint online

save list as template SharePoint online

Save list as template SharePoint online missing

If you see save list as template link in SharePoint online is missing, then you have to check if the custom script is enabled or nor in SharePoint Office 365 tenant level.

To verify this open SharePoint Online admin center and then go to settings and you can go the Custom Script section and allow Allow users to run custom script on personal sites and Allow users to run custom script on self-service created sites like below:

You can also access the settings page URL directly like below:

https://<YourTenantName>-admin.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/online/TenantSettings.aspx

SharePoint Online enable custom script

SharePoint Online enable custom script

Once you enable, it might take upto 24 hours to reflect the changes in SharePoint Online Office 365.

Save list as template SharePoint Online/2013/2016 URL

Alternatively, you can also access the save list as template SharePoint Online URL like below:

https://<Your Site URL>/_layouts/15/savetmpl.aspx?List=<List GUID>

Example:
https://onlysharepoint2013.sharepoint.com/sites/Priya/_layouts/15/savetmpl.aspx?List=%7B81AA76FD-458E-4C20-AFE6-AB5B53E5860C%7D

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Now the list has been moved from one site collection to another site collection with content.

Hope this will be helpful to know how we can save list as a template with content in SharePoint 2013 as well as how we can create another list by using this list template in a different site collection in SharePoint 2013/2016/Online.

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Vinodh Narayanan

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