I have a structure as follow:

My Site (Root site)

  1. Client 1

    Division 1

         >  Site 101
         >  Site 102

    Division 2

  2. Client 2

    Division 1

    Division 2

In the above structure, how do I move "Site 101" from:

Client 1 >> Division 1


Client 2 >> Division 2

How can this be achieved programmatically? (i.e. c-sharp)

Possible duplicate of SharePoint Online - Move Site and subsites into another site – Atish Dipongkor 16 mins ago


It isn't duplicate as my question is to move the child subsites "PROGRAMMATICALLY"

"using powershell? or using c# etc? – Waqas Sarwar MCSE"

-- I am leaning more towards c#...possibly by using API's CSOM etc.

  • It doesn't solve my problem – SP USER Sep 19 '16 at 13:33
  • using powershell? or using c# etc? – Waqas Sarwar MVP Sep 19 '16 at 14:07

Use PowerShell. Found on google.

add SharePoint snapin

Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell –ea SilentlyContinue

set variables - FYI exportfolder will throw an error if folder is already created.

$exportfolder = "E:\SiteExports\NAME" $exportfile = "\NAME.cmp" $exportsite = "http://client1/divison1/site 101" $exportlocation = $exportfolder+$exportfile $importlocation = "http://client2/division2/site 101"

get export site's template

$web = Get-SPWeb $exportsite $webTemp = $web.WebTemplate $webTempID = $web.Configuration $webTemplate = "$webTemp#$webTempID" $web.Dispose()

create export folder

$null = New-Item $exportfolder -type directory

export site

Export-SPWeb $exportsite –Path $exportlocation -IncludeUserSecurity -IncludeVersions 4 Write-host "$exportsite has been exported to $exportlocation"

create new site ready for import

$null = New-SPWeb $importlocation -Template "$webTemplate" Write-host "$importlocation created ready for import"

import site

Import-SPWeb $importlocation –Path $exportlocation -IncludeUserSecurity –UpdateVersions 2 Write-host "$exportsite has been imported to $importlocation" -foregroundcolor "Green"

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