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I followed this article and I was able to provision List in SharePoint online using below link:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/dev/spfx/web-parts/get-started/provision-sp-assets-from-package

At time of creating SPFx part, I had selected option of "SharePoint Online Only".

Now, I want to do the same for SP 2016 as well as SP Online, so I selected "Which baseline packages do you want to target for your component(s)?". I was not able to find "SharePoint" folder created which I was getting while selecting "SP Online Only" as shown in screenshot below: enter image description here

While with SP2016, I get below folder strucutre created:

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Can anyone please help where should I place the xml files ? I manually created the structure but while packaging the project, I get below error. I did not get any build errors though.

No manifests were found in 'dist*.json'. Ensure a build has completed successfully and that paths.manifestsMatch is correct

  • Did you try to create a sharepoint folder, put your xml files in it, and reference them in your package-solution.json ? The sharepoint folder is automatically created when needed, and in a SPFx project, it is only needed when compiling/packaging the project – Abner Peter May 24 '18 at 7:00
  • I did tried creating it manually and referring in package-solution.json. but doing so throws error specified in Question. – 404 May 24 '18 at 7:02
  • Would you mind removing any reference to your XML provisioning, then executing gulp clean, gulp build, gulp bundle --ship and gulp package-solution --ship. Then, try to re-incorporate the XML files. Another question is, can you create an application customizer in your solution ? Where is the XML generated ? Another resolution clue would be to look where they have defined paths.manifestsMatch (probably in node_modules, but its definition should help you know where to put your XML files) – Abner Peter May 24 '18 at 7:11

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