I created a list template and added it to another site. If I delete the template will the list I added on the other site also be deleted?


No. If you create a list from a template on a site, and then later delete the template, your list will be unaffected. There is no cascading deletion behavior that will delete your list, so your list is safe.

  • 1
    Right, it’s basically a “copy” and there is no connection back to the template. – mannaggia Oct 2 '17 at 20:37

Yes you can delete the template from list template gallery, it will not impact active libraries. You can refer to below forum post for confirmation:


Libraries created from a template are not tied to the template, so the template can be removed if it is no longer required. The same holds true for Site Templates.

Yes, the template can be removed.

One more thing, if you don't want delete the List template or having some fear than you can hide it from UI. in Template just hide it.

<ListTemplate Hidden="TRUE" />

But is you have the list definition than its different story.


Yes, After create a list from Template, there is no connection between List and Template.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.