I want to move items from a custom list with content type "item" to another list after a specific period (retention expiration).

But the transfer to another location involving drop off library supports document libraries only. Please suggest any alternatives to implement this.

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You can create a workflow to do it, copy the list item data from one list to another and then delete the current item. Then in your IRM settings, you tell it to run a workflow (that you just created).


Here is the related QA: move items from one list to another list using sharepoint designer 2010

And also I found this article on how to move items programatically: Moving SharePoint list items to archive list


I think you need to implement and plan a retention policy for your list items, please go through following links,





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