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Re-create a view in a document library from a different SharePoint site

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Jeroen Deschepper
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Hi,

 

I don't have much SharePoint experience, so here goes: I have two sites, A and B. I'm looking to create an exact copy of a view from a document library from site A to a document library of site B. However "start from an existing view" only works for the same site.

 

I did not set up the view I want to re-create, it has 3 custom columns. How can I either:

 

1. copy or export the view to my new Site

2. find out exactly how the custom columns were made

 

Any assistance is appreciated, thank you

 

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Are you sure you want to copy a full site and not a page in your site? In the first case, you will need to invest some time on learning PnP stuff...on the second, you have the ability to create a copy of your pages and upload to other sites
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My apologies for the confusion, I mean a view of a document library, edited the post. 

 

Basically the sites serve the same function, but for a different part of the company. There's a custom view in a document library in the original site, site A. I would like to implement the same view in my document library of site B.

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Well, then you have to look for alternatives to show this view on the other site since by default this is something you cannot achieve.
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Alright, I'll work around it. Thank you for the quick replies!

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I mean you can just pull them both up and recreate the view would be a lot less work than trying to figure out a way to get the view across. Is there something making the view complex?
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Hi,

If you want to copy all doc library column and View from Site A to Site B, Lets export doc library  template without content from Site A. Now import this doc library in a site collection where SITE B created (If SITE A and Site B both in same site collection then not need to import). Go to Site B  >> and create new doc library based on template.

In order to replica of SITE A doc library view in Site B, go to the doc library and create or modify view in doc library view setting.

 

Hope this helps!!

Thanks

Manish