Changing the way business gets done – digital transformation – begins with great data. Microsoft 365 offers powerful tools for building workflows, automation and reporting – Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power BI. But you need a great place to store all that data.
Every month, millions of users turn to SharePoint lists to store critical business data. Lists are secure, easy to use, and high capacity, with up to 30 million items in a single list. Today, across Microsoft 365, SharePoint lists store billions of rows of data to house information for scenarios like customers, audits or emergency room availability and more across Microsoft 365.
Now, we’re making it easier than ever to get started with a list – by leveraging other lists as a starting point.
Lists are shareable, secure, mobile friendly, easy to use and easy to customize. And as we previewed at SharePoint Conference 2018, we’re releasing new abilities to let you create new lists from an existing list. To do this, you start from the Site Contents page.
You can create a list from all existing lists within any site where you’re an editor. When the new list is created, the entire list structure is copied, including forms, formatting, and custom metadata columns. Note: Content from the existing list will not be copied.
We’ll start rolling out the new list creation experience to Targeted Release in mid May 2019. You can share your feedback with us here on the TechCommunity, on UserVoice or at the SharePoint Conference. As always, if you need more details you can find it on our Microsoft 365 Business Apps Resource Center.
Thanks, Chris McNulty, senior product manager - Microsoft
[Update: April, 8th, 2020] "List from Excel" was previously shared in this blog post, but delayed from release. Thus, we removed mention of "List from Excel" as we prepare a unique announcement on "List from Excel" and pare this one down to solely highlight "List from existing list" - and minimize confusion to anyone reading this blog post going forward.