There are many scenarios in which you would have to migrate SharePoint list items. One that comes instantly to mind is if you copy a list in SharePoint. This is what Sharegate’s migration tool was developed to do in the first place. In our case here, let’s see how we can copy List Items to another server!
1. Select the site from which you want to copy items
A good trick here would be to go to your site in a browser window and just copy paste it here. Remember, if you want to recreate the exact same list, you’ll first have to copy the list in SharePoint with the Copy SharePoint Objects feature of Sharegate.
You’ll then have to select the SharePoint list you wish to copy items from:
2. Now, Sharegate wants to know where you want to copy these items
Paste the destination server address here as you did for the source earlier.
And which list on that destination server. It you have made a copy of the list in SharePoint earlier, it’s here to pick it to recreate the same list.
3. Select the SharePoint items you wish to copy and press the COPY button.
Note that you can also drag and drop them to destination. Before anything though, be sure to properly map the properties, content types, permissions, users and groups (top right corner).
4. Pick your Migration mode
The opened pop up lets you choose between using a custom Template to copy your SharePoint items or use the default Full Copy mode.
SUCCESS! you have copied all these SharePoint items to the destination list. Be sure to check the migration report to see if everything went as planned.
Copy a list in SharePoint and more!
But don’t stop there! Sharegate allows you to copy lists in SharePoint, as well as libraries, sites, site collection and manage everything happening on your environment. Check it out!