I'm trying to create Designer Workflow to copy document from one subsite A document library to another subsite B document Library. I've tried but unable to done task using SharePoint Designer,

is that possible using ootb workflow action?

If not possible then suggest some approach?

3 Answers 3


I don't believe this is possible. SharePoint designer actions are limited in scope to the current site's artifacts. In Codeplex you have the SPDActivities that among others enables you to copy or move items and files across sites.




Out of the box, SPD doesn't allow you to do this. As a solution, you can use 3rd party components.

I would recommend you to use Workflow Actions Pack it contains Copy Document from Library workflow action which can do it.

I'm one of the developers of the product, so I'm glad to recommend it.


You have to create Share point Designer list custom workflow .

Open Designer -> Open Site in it -> Select List you want document copy ->select Action (Copy list item )-> Configured It -> Published Workflow.

--> Set workflow Settings.

Referred Link : Copy document from one library to other

Happy Coding:)


  • Will it work for one subsite library to another subsite library ? Commented Jan 12, 2016 at 6:10
  • Wait, ill get back to you with confirmation
    – Dipen Shah
    Commented Jan 12, 2016 at 6:12
  • @Dipen i am not able to select Destination document libarray , because it is in another subsite Commented Jan 12, 2016 at 6:36
  • @I-touch I am not sure, as per my knowledge , sharepoint designer is not providing site to site document copy functionality. We can manage by pro grammatically. or other option in using console application move stp file to other site
    – Dipen Shah
    Commented Jan 12, 2016 at 6:39

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