How can I copy lookup field value to another site list in lookup filed?

Situation, I’ve a main site list , list1 and there have lookup field from list11, I've build sub site and copy my list1 from main site to sub site, but I can’t able to copy lookup field value to sub site list . (In sub site I’ve a list same as list11 from main site.) Have anybody have any trick or advice , I will be appreciate. Thanks in advance!

  • How are you copying the lists. Are you creating the items programmatically or by a third party migration tool ? Commented Sep 9, 2014 at 9:26
  • Standard solution, through the saving as a template.
    – Ali
    Commented Sep 9, 2014 at 9:38

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When you save a list as a template, it will not preserve the lookup column as the IDs of the source column from which it looks up might change causing the lookups to break. There are a couple of workarounds which you can try. Try this and this

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