I have two SharePoint 2010 environments which are nearly identical (dev/prod).

I have a workflow in dev that I need to recreate in prod. How do I upload/transfer/publish the workflow that's in the dev site to the prod site?

The workflow is in SharePoint Designer

  • is it designer workflow or VS workflow or OOTB?
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Commented Mar 5, 2015 at 16:32

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I presume you designed your workflow in SharePoint Designer.

Here's an article that might help you to move your workflow:


The pre-requisite is that the workflow needs to have been created as a re-usable workflow. Although the article talks about SharePoint 2013, you may find the solution is similar with SharePoint 2010.

  • I take it there's no way to convert a List Workflow to a Reusable Workflow?
    – PT_C
    Commented Mar 5, 2015 at 16:33
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    It seems there is :) sharepointalex.co.uk/index.php/2012/10/… . But first check that you can't save your workflow as a template without having to do this.
    – Submits
    Commented Mar 5, 2015 at 16:35
  • That's what I like to see!
    – PT_C
    Commented Mar 5, 2015 at 16:38

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