i have a list wf on Issues list, i have already saved the site as template so i don't worry about new subsites. but how can i apply the same wf to already exists subsites. am using sharepoint desiger 2013 and project server 2016.

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Unfortunately, There is no direct way to apply the newly created List workflow on the current site to the corresponding list in other subsites!!


  1. Export the created workflow and manually import it the corresponding list in other subsites!! I know it's a big headache but it considered a workaround solution.

  2. Create a reusable workflow On the Issue Content type using Sharepoint Designer.

Note: Reusable workflows are not created for a specific list or library but as the name suggests, they can be associated to any list or library. Here we will be creating a reusable workflow on Content Type (CT) and this CT is used by multiple list or libraries. This allows our workflow to work for multiple list or libraries.

  1. Develop a Code-Based Workflow and deploy it for all subsites as a feature.

For more details check

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    The best approach here would be to use Reusable Workflow here to avoid multiple times export and import and republishing. Totally agree with you Mohamed. Commented Aug 15, 2018 at 15:09
  • Thanks, @AnupamJagatdeo appreciate your feedback :) Commented Aug 15, 2018 at 15:11

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