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Save site as template option missing in SharePoint online

save site as template option missing in sharepoint online

This SharePoint tutorial we will discuss how to solve save site as template option missing in SharePoint Online list settings page issue. SharePoint provides Save list as template option to save an existing list as a template and use that list template to create new lists.

Recently, I had a requirement to copy list items from one SharePoint site to another site in 0ffice 365. When I tried to save the list as a template, However I unable to do it as Save List as Template was missing in that list.


After few RND, I got to know three solution to fix this issue.

Save list as template missing SharePoint Online

Current Issue: List Save as Template Missing in List Setting page. Below is the screenshot, where you can see the save site as template option missing in SharePoint Online list settings page.

save site as template option missing in sharepoint online
save site as template option missing in sharepoint online

Solution-1: Some time this problem occurs due to some setting disable in Office 365 Admin center.

Resolution:  Enable the following options:

  • Allow users to run a custom script on self-service created sites
  • Allow users to run a custom script on personal sites

Steps:

  1. Go to the SharePoint Admin center and click on the Settings menu which will open the settings page.
  2. In the Settings page, enable the following options:
save list as template missing sharepoint online
save list as template missing sharepoint online

When we enable this setting, It will take 24 hours to take effect in our application as Microsoft has run their Timer job.

Solution-2: Sometimes it got disable due to publishing feature has activated in our application. If it’s not required then better we should deactivate this feature in site collection level in the SharePoint site.

sharepoint online list templates missing
sharepoint online list templates missing

Solution-3: If you have full permission to the site collection, then we can open the list settings page through a manual process by URL.

Example: The below URL is the exact path of my Save List As Template. So you have to replace my site URL and list GUID and update your site URL and list GUID. It will work.

https://pikasha12.sharepoint.com/sites/DLH/_layouts/15/savetmpl.aspx?List=%7BA3888694-7721-4D50-91BB-2FF0C30F54CB%7D

Please try with any of the solutions and after that, you can get back Save List as Template in your list settings Page.

save site as template option missing in sharepoint online
save site as template option missing in sharepoint online

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About Rajkiran Swain

Rajkiran is currently working as a SharePoint Consultant in QATAR . Rajkiran having 6 + years of experience in Microsoft Technologies such as SharePoint 2019/2016/2013/2010, MOSS 2007,WSS 3.0, Migration, Asp.Net, C#.Net, Sql Server, Ajax, jQuery etc.He is C#Corner MVP (2 Times).

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