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Export TASKS from hosted SharePoint Environment

  Asked By: Loren    Date: Oct 28    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 3960

Does anyone know of a method or procedure to export a TASKS list from
one SharePoint site to another? The scenario is the existing company
that is hosting the site has a multi-tenant environment and doesn't want
to use the STSADM utility to export the TASKS list. However, while I
have Administrator rights on the SharePoint site I don't know of another
method using those administrator rights to export the TASKS from the
source and import them to the destination migrated environment.



11 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Myron Calhoun     Answered On: Oct 28

Why not save the list  as a template with content and then create a list from the
template in your new site?

Answer #2    Answered By: Rena William     Answered On: Oct 28

You can try using Sharepoint Designer's Import and Export Package

Answer #3    Answered By: Shanda Nolan     Answered On: Oct 28

Can you save it as a template with the data then install it on the other

Answer #4    Answered By: Bailey Lewis     Answered On: Oct 28

When I try to export  the list  (TASKS) I receive an error related to a
size limit has been exceeded. I am using Microsoft SharePoint Designer
and when I export it I get an error related to size limit exceeded.

Answer #5    Answered By: Quentin Cummings     Answered On: Oct 28

Here is the exact error message no matter what remote site  I am
connected to using Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2007

The site is too large to save as a template. The size of a template
cannot exceed 10485760 bytes.

Answer #6    Answered By: Bhoomi Chabaria     Answered On: Oct 28

Whether you are using the user Interface Save List as Template or SPD there
is a default size limit on template files of 10 MB. (10,485,760 Bytes).
There is an stsadm  command that let you increase the maximum template size
allow to approximately 500MB. You can find an explanation on this Blog.


Answer #7    Answered By: Richa Verma     Answered On: Oct 28

I just posted that after finding it. Does this need to be
ran on the source site  because that is the limitation of the company
currently hosting  the site from which we are moving from and they don't
want to use the STSADM utility. Also, the funny thing is that the list
doesn't exceed this limitation but perhaps the whole site does I am
sure. I believe the total size of the TASKS is much less than 10MB.
That is why I am confused. I am trying this using another site as a
test and know the TASKS doesn't exceed this size. Does this apply to
the entire site size of the source?

I appreciate and value your time man. This whole group is fantastic for
bouncing issues like this off from due to the level of expertise each
one of us shares.

Answer #8    Answered By: Corrine Potts     Answered On: Oct 28

The 10 MB limit is for the list  and its attachments, not the overall

Answer #9    Answered By: Kabeer Karkare     Answered On: Oct 28

The command gets run on the server, and increases the max size available for
any template on the server, not on a site  by site or list  by list basis.
You said you are doing this in SPD. In that case are you sure you are
saving just the list and not the whole site as a template? You can do the
same thing from inside the list settings in the UI and then you'll be sure
you are getting just the list. Just go to the List Settings for the Task
list you want to save and use the Save List as template link. Then go to
the new site and create a new Task list based on the template you created.

Answer #10    Answered By: Nathaniel Davis     Answered On: Oct 28

You only want to save the list, not the site. Do this from the Task list, list
settings page. If you are sure the list  has less than 10mb of content you should
be ok.

Answer #11    Answered By: Zoe Cotton     Answered On: Oct 28

I don't know if I found the right solution nor do I know what site  to
run this on if it is the source or the destination. I would assume I
need to run this on the source?

stsadm -o setproperty -propertyname max-template-document-size
-propertyvalue 50000000

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