I have an App created and deployed to SP online. The list that gets deployed with the app is empty and I need to migrate data into it. Is it possible to import a SharePoint list (.stp) into a SharePoint online App Web? If not, what is the recommended way to get List data to the cloud?

  • As part of the provisioning you could write the necessary data, I did that often as part of on-prem feature deployment. Create the infrastructure, then create the data. You should be able to do something similar. Jun 22, 2016 at 0:21
  • Eric, do you mean Hard code the data in Elements.xml? Jun 22, 2016 at 16:36
  • That is one way to do it, sure. For smaller config type lists I deployed via feature in the past, I would do that. In the app model, it could be part of your JS file, to provision the data via CSOM or REST. Jun 22, 2016 at 17:03

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You can export the list to excel and then import it into SharePoint online list.

Also check this KB articles for more detailed information about how to manually migrate the content to the office 365.


  • will I be able to import the list directly to the App Web or does this method only allow importing into the Host Web? Jun 21, 2016 at 21:29

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