Am exporting a Sharepoint site and importing. But the workflow lookup list does not appear instead an ID is displayed. And therefore its not working,

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Have tried many option including export and import using Visio add zip and remove zip extension. But this one is not working.

Otherwise thanks in advance

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Found a solution that worked perfect! Cause: There was a GUID mismatch between the source Tasks list and the destination Tasks lists, mainly do to the export /import operation used.

We used Backup-SPSite and Restore-SPSite, this help avoid GUID Mismatch! More information use the link below

Back up site collections in SharePoint 2013





PreserveSiteID - Preserves Site ID information from the backup file.

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