May 26 2020 01:31 PM
May 26 2020 01:31 PM
We created two SharePoint sites from a Teams creation, two teams (A&B).
I created a list successfully under General in SharePoint. Now I go to the other teams site and I want to create another list (B) under General of that group and use the first one(A) as a template. "Create a list - from an existing list" and I navigate to the (A) list and select it. The error comes up "Something went wrong. Please try again later"
What could be doing this? What can I check for?
May 27 2020 07:45 AM
I have the same problem too!! I have many events in my site and I want to create a [sign up] list for each of these events. I created the list template and it's perfect, and I found the option to create new lists from existing lists. But whenever I try, I get this same error. I tried on IE and Edge and it does not work either.
May 27 2020 04:40 PM
May 28 2020 03:38 AM
@fixxser Yep, I trying creating from different lists, including old ones and just-made ones and neither worked. I will ask some colleagues of mine to try doing it themselves to see if the problem is from my account only, but I doubt that is the case.
Could it be simply because my company does not have a full roll out of Office 365 yet and this is like a missing feature?
May 29 2020 12:59 PMSolution
@beshr1993I had, and still have, the same issue on "some" lists on the same site. I've not yet needed to use this on other sites. I could not find any consistency at all in any way as to why it behaved as it did.
After hours and hours and weeks and weeks with an open Microsoft ticket, this was the final reply...
Good day to you! How are you doing? Thanks for your response. To answer your question, there seems to be a code fix required to comprehensively fix the issue so that this functionality becomes more resilient to handle this kind of scenario instead of not progressing and getting stuck. That will take much time and there is no ETA for that at the moment. Since workaround is already available, please continue to use that. For this reason, we will need to archive this ticket for now. However I will review the status in a month or something and will share an update to you from my end."
That was in March and I've heard no more. The workaround is to go to Classic and create a template.
Jun 04 2020 04:28 AM
Thanks for replying. Actually, this issue has somehow magically resolved itself! And now I am able to create new lists from previous ones in Modern SPO. I don't understand why.. but I am not complaining!
Jul 17 2020 09:32 AM
Jul 17 2020 09:37 AM
There is, I believe a backdoor route to do this. Older SharePoint site templates (pre-Teams) had a Lists Gallery that you could upload a template of a previous list into and then use that to generate copies of it. For the modern sites, such as Communication sites this is disabled by default. I have managed to activate this via PowerShell and duplicate my lists in this fashion.
I've not tried via Teams created sites but I suspect that it would be possible to do so, if the current inexplicable error continues to occur.
Dec 10 2020 11:11 PM
@Cindy Zalme goodmorning, I'm having the same issue with Microsoft Lists. And I'm interested if you heard back from Microsoft about this? Did they give you a workaround perhaps? I hope you can help me. Thank you in advance. Greetings from Angelique Spruit.
Nov 29 2022 06:22 PM
In the last days I'm dealing with the transition to a new site and I had this problem too. My finding was that a list that has spaces in the name seems to cause problems when trying to create a new list using the original as base. Example:
Original List name: Change request Log
Modified list name that solved the problem: ChangeRequestLog
Hopefully this still works for someone with the same problem.