How to reuse List Template
Hello,I have created a list and saved it as a Template , now I have a .stp file.I want to reuse this list in another site how can I import my .stp file??Thanks
March 11th, 2009 2:29pm
Your list template should already be stored in the site collection's list gallery. However if you need to load it in another site collection to to it's Site Settings, select "List Template Gallery" and then click on the "Upload" button.Gary A. Bushey
March 11th, 2009 3:10pm
Hi,1. Reuse .stp on same webapplication: you can go to particular site where you want create list. Click on site actions ->Site settings->site libraries and lists->create new content. Under custom list you can find your .stp file click on it and add a new name to your list. Provide all the details and click ok.2. Reuse .stp on other webapplication: Then u need to go to the webapplication say "http://hostname:portno/_catalogs/wp/Forms/AllItems.aspx (Web part gallery).and upload the one copied on local machine, then follow the same process as mentioned in 1 step.Regards, ReksIf this is your answer please mark as answer.
March 11th, 2009 3:17pm
Hi Gary,I uploaded the file as you have mentioned, the list is residing in"List Template Gallery"how can I import it on my site as a WebPart??can't find it in the Web Part list when i click on the add Web Part.
March 11th, 2009 3:39pm
It is not a web part. You need to create a list based on the list template first and then you will see a web part for the list you just created.Gary A. Bushey
March 11th, 2009 3:41pm
sorry for asking such a stupid question but what you mean by "create a list based on the list template" is it to create a new list???then what is the usage of importing the template?
March 11th, 2009 3:48pm
Once your list template is imported you can use it to create a new list just like you could any built-ins (like Document Library or Events). Gary A. Bushey
March 11th, 2009 3:50pm
would you please explain the steps for using the template to create a new list? what I can find is just to create a new customlist ,custom list in datasheet view andimport spreadsheet!
March 11th, 2009 4:03pm
Hi, To create a list based on a existed list template, follow the steps: 1. Click Site Actions menu and select Site Settings. 2. In the Site Settings page, click List Template under Galleries section. 3. In the List Template Gallery, use Upload menu button to upload the list template. 4. After the template is uploaded to List Template Gallery, Click Site Actions and select Create. 5. Click the template name which you uploaded in Step 3 under the Custom Lists section. 6. Fill the required fields, then click Create to finish the process. Hope the information can be helpful. -lambertLambert Qin | Microsoft Online Support Engineer How to ask a question in the forum (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375) Posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
March 13th, 2009 9:13am
Hello all,I have followed the steps but my problem is not solved yet!1. I have saved the file on local machine2. Uploaded toList Template Gallery3. in siteActions thensite settings under Custom Lists there is no any uplaoded file!!I just can create a custom list,Custom List in Datasheet ViewandImport Spreadsheet!!!most of you have mention that under theCustom Lists I should have the uploaded file but i don't have it!!and alsofollowing Reks solution ,I tried to upload the file intoWeb part gallery but i get the following errorThe file you imported is not valid. Verify that the file is a Web Part description file (*.webpart or *.dwp) and that it contains well-formed XML.if anyone can get me the imagesof the provided solutions!? I would like to mention again that I'm using Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Not Sharepoint Server2007!!Many Thanks
March 16th, 2009 6:25pm
Hi, The feature we talked about is the same in WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007. I wonder if the content approval is enabled in the List Template Gallery. Please check Content Approval is enabled or not in List Template Gallery > Settings > Versioning Settings. If it is enabled, please try to approve the template and see if the issue is resolved. If this is not the cause of the issue, could you please upload the list template to the following workspace in order let me do further research? Workspace URL: https://sftus.one.microsoft.com/ChooseTransfer.aspx?key=578c4fad-9973-4367-adc9-a0ce07a855b3 Password: 0vGp)6SsBHUF Let me know the result if possible. -lambertLambert Qin | Microsoft Online Support Engineer How to ask a question in the forum (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375) Posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
March 17th, 2009 9:57am
Follow the steps to reuse the list on any wss or moss site.(1) Open the site where you want to use the .stp list template(2) Click on Site Actions --> Site Settings --> Modify All site Setting(3) Click on "List templates" from "Galleries" tag(4) Click on Upload --> Upload Document.(5) Click on "Browse" button and find the .stp file (where you have copied on local system) --> Click on "OK" button.(6) Now give the proper name if you want and click on "OK" button.(7) Now your template is stored in List Template Gallery.(8) Click on Site Actions --> Site Settings --> Modify All site Setting(9) Click on "Site libraries and lists" from "Site Administration" tag.(10) Click on "Create new content" link(11) Now you can find your uploaded list template in "Custom Lists" tag.(12) Click on that template name --> give proper name and click on "Create" button.(13) Your list is created with content.Regards,K Prajapati
March 17th, 2009 4:02pm
Hello,Thanks Lambert.Finally today it worked out,I just don't understand how!!aftercouple of times of removing the file fromList templates and re-uploading the file ,I found the uploadedfile under All Site Content> Communicationsand as you had mentioned with few clicks I got the list template on my new web application andnew page!!I didn'tunderstand exactly,that why I didn't get the file at the first tempt!!!The only different issue that I found from your solution was that the file was underCommunications notCustom Lists! and I assumed it's because the list was created as a Announcements.Thanks to all
March 17th, 2009 4:05pm
I had the same problem. It wouldn't show up under custom lists until like the 4th try.scottbed
March 26th, 2009 11:15pm
This worked for me, it was still not appearing under custom lists, following url will open the list creation page and upon creation it will be the list based on the template (don't worry if it doesn't show the stp file, just create). For more details http://www.heathersolomon.com/blog/articles/1116.aspx Function Add to the URL Notes Create [area]/_layouts/1033/spscreate.aspx Create list in a different portal area /_layouts/1033/new.aspx?NewPageFilename=YourTemplateName.stp&ListTemplate=100&ListBaseType=0 When you save a template in a portal area and try to create a new list in a different portal area, the template will not show on the Create page. Use this URL to force it to show. More info.
June 16th, 2009 6:18am
I have a ".olp" file from Office Live Small Business. Is there anything I can do with that on BPOS or a premise Sharepoint installation? Perhaps I can just rename it to stp?
October 31st, 2010 4:20pm
Surprisingly, this even worked in Office Live Small Business.
January 11th, 2011 6:51pm