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Is it possible to create a workflow in SharePoint designer and then import it into a SharePoint site? Does the workflow need to be a resusable workflow?



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Wht do you need it to do? List level workflows aren't portable; site level workflows aren't much better. Reusuable workflows are designed with portability in mind. They can be attached to content types on lists / libraries too under thier respective workflow configuration screens.

If you can give us a little more information on what you're after that'd be great.

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I'm working on a SharePoint that has been locked down so we can't use Sharepoint designer. I can use it on my 'own' SharePoint site. So I was wondering if I can use SP Designer to create a workflow on my 'own' site, if I set up a matching list to the one on the main site. Then once the workflow has been designed, import it into the SharePoint main site. – stevo Feb 11 '13 at 12:21
Do you have the ability to upload list templates within your production environment? – Steven D Andrews Feb 11 '13 at 12:55
Probably not, it's very locked down. What are list templates anyway. – stevo Feb 11 '13 at 13:16
Whenever you create a list, you create it from a template. SharePoint has plenty of these OOB but you can create your own. I'ver seen some workflows moved across sites using list templates and was thinking this may have been a solution to your question. – Steven D Andrews Feb 11 '13 at 13:26
Cool, I will look into the list templates we have available. – stevo Feb 11 '13 at 13:29

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