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Friday, February 17, 2017

SharePoint Library templates in SharePoint Online drop content

Having used Office 365 for quite a while, there's been some oddities as of late. One I have encountered was creating a List/Library template and including the content. This is a common feature I use when doing On Premise so I would assume that it would be the same, but Au Contraire!

In Office 365/SharePoint Online I created a simple document library with a few additional fields - in this case, year and month - so I could quickly duplicate a library format. A quick view of this looks like this:


In the SAME SITE, I created a new library using the template where I included the content - surprise, the some of the data was lost:


Looks like they need to tighten up a few things eh?

Solution? Use a template if you need to but remember you'll have to check all of the data!

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