I've created 10 different Calculated columns in various lists in SharePoint 2013 site. I am planning to save the site as a template for future reuse.

Please let me know is there any limitation for calculated column in Save as template feature.

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There is no limitation for Calculated columns. When you save the list as template which contains a calculated column it behaves normally. You will be able to save the list template and recreate a new list using that template. The newly created field also has the Calculated column with same formula.

Similarly when you save the site as template and reuse it, you will not face any issues with Calculated columns, you will get all your lists with all the calculated columns. I have done it many times.

Note: The limitation will be only for Lookup columns.

  • can you please educate on the limitation of lookup column, as i`ll be using it pull data from source list and show as it as project dashboard list page.
    – Jason
    Commented Jun 17, 2016 at 6:31

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