Tuesday, 27 March 2007

SharePoint 2007: List Migration / Export List for re-importing to another site

The stsadm.exe works mostly well for complete sites + subsites. However, if you want to export just lists, stsadm will not allow you to export. Therefore to migrate i.e. export and import a SharePoint list you need to do the following (painful) procedure. Create a template from the List you want to export (and include the content in the template), download a copy of the .stp template file created. Then upload the stp file to the List templates and create the list from the template you have just created. I have skipped the details, jsut describing the genaral steps which need to be done.

This post is also quite interesting if you want to retain lookup information.

If anyone finds an easier way of doing this, please give me a shout!