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When I set up my workflow for a project I'm working on, I didn't set it up as a reusable workflow (first time using SharePoint Designer and working with workflows), and now I would like to transfer my list and the respective workflow over to another site I have created. I was able to export the workflow to a .wsp file but now I'm not sure what to do. After some research online there is a suggestion to add the "Solution" into SharePoint online, however it appears that some of my settings aren't matching those that I'm seeing in the suggestion posts, even though I have full access of the site. Any help would be appreciated.

  • Hi Jake, are you using SharePoint 2010 Workflow Engine or 2013? – Denis Molodtsov Jun 15 '17 at 18:42
  • I'm using SharePoint 2013/Online (not sure if there is a difference) it's a 2013 workflow I created in SharePoint Designer. – Jake H. Jun 15 '17 at 18:46
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You can save your list as a template, download the template on your PC and upload the template to the desired list gallery.

Use this article to follow the steps https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Manage-list-templates-c3884ad1-bc49-44b8-b3d6-3bc6a01eb393

Also, I have moved SharePoint Designer workflow many times from one site to another using the below article.

https://chanakyajayabalan.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/copyingmoving-sharepoint-2010-designer-workflows/

Thanks

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  • hi @Uzi, this article works for SharePoint 2010 Workflows. but are you sure it will work for 2013 Workflows? – Denis Molodtsov Jun 15 '17 at 18:51
  • Also, when you save a list as a template, I don't think workflow is saved with it. – Denis Molodtsov Jun 15 '17 at 18:52
  • Thanks for taking the time to address my question. I also stumbled across a very similar article using the "export/import to visio" method, however please see the screenshot. It appears like I cannot export to Visio for some reason (maybe because it's a 2013 workflow?). When selecting a 2010 workflow it gives me the option to export. – Jake H. Jun 15 '17 at 18:54
  • @DenisMolodtsov Yes the article works the same way for SharePoint 2013. I have done it many times on SP 13. – Uzi Jun 15 '17 at 18:55
  • @DenisMolodtsov - I have the sharepoint list moved to the site, that was pretty simple. Now I just need the workflow. I could just do it all over again in 15-20 mins but I figured there had to be a more efficient way, and it'll be a pain in the future :/ – Jake H. Jun 15 '17 at 18:56

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