Moving / Creating SharePoint List

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Is there an easy surefire way to move/create a SharePoint List from my environment to another's environment in the support of a Power App I've also created in my environment.

The Power App part I've got, but I can't seem to move/create an SP List from environment to environment with out some kind of column or data type errors.

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best response confirmed by Phishdawg (Brass Contributor)
Yes, there are a few different ways to move or create a SharePoint list from one environment to another. Here are a few options:

1. Save the list as a template and create it in the other environment: If you have already created the list in your environment and want to move it to another environment, you can save it as a template and then create it in the other environment. To do this, go to the List Settings page for the list and click on "Save list as template" under the "Permissions and Management" section. Once the template is saved, you can download it and then upload it to the other environment by going to the "List templates" page in the other environment's Site Settings and selecting "Upload" to upload the template. Note that this method may result in errors if the list contains any custom columns or data types that are not supported in the other environment.

2. Use PowerShell to export and import the list: Another option is to use PowerShell to export the list from your environment and then import it into the other environment. This method can be more flexible than the template method and may be more effective for lists with custom columns or data types. To do this, you can use the Export-SPWeb and Import-SPWeb cmdlets in PowerShell. You can export the list from your environment using the Export-SPWeb cmdlet, and then import it into the other environment using the Import-SPWeb cmdlet. Note that you will need to have the appropriate permissions in both environments to use PowerShell.

3. Use a third-party tool: There are also third-party tools available that can help you move or create SharePoint lists across environments. These tools may offer additional features and flexibility that the built-in SharePoint tools do not provide. Some examples of third-party tools include ShareGate, Metalogix, and AvePoint. Note that these tools may require a separate license and additional setup.