Move your SharePoint Custom List from SharePoint On-Premise to Office 365 SharePoint Online

This article shows you how to move your Custom List from SharePoint On-Premise to Office 365 SharePoint Online.

In the actual fact you can use the same way to export and import the Custom List between Office 365 SharePoint Online,

This step-by-step article has 2 parts.

1.      Download the List template.

2.      Upload the List template.

Download the List template

1.      Open the Custom List you want to Export.

2.      Click List on the Ribbon.

3.      Click List Settings.


4.      Choose Save list as template under the Permissions and Management.


5.      Give the list a file name then click OK.


6.      Click the Gear on the right top and choose Site Settings.


7.      Under the Web Design Galleries, click List templates.


8.      Click FILES on the ribbon.

9.      Click Download a Copy.

10.   Give a file name to the stp file and click OK.


Upload the List template

Login to Office 365 SharePoint that you want to upload the Custom List.

1.      Go to Site Settings (same as step 6 above).

2.      Under the Web Design Galleries, click List templates (same as step 7 above).

3.      Click on Upload Document.


4.      Select the stp file then click Save.


Important: The default Site Collection you have you might not see Web Design Galleries (in my case). Create a new Site Collection.

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Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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