Task List Template "Assigned To" Issue RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I have a task list that I need to move to another SharePoint server.  I saved it as a template, then created a new task list on the new server (SharePoint 2007) from this template.  Problem is that the "assigned to" Column is assigned to a seemingly random person and certainly not the person that the original task was assigned to,

    Has anybody any ideas on how to fix this?



    • Moved by Mike Walsh FIN Monday, January 10, 2011 3:13 PM not customization (From:SharePoint - Design and Customization (pre-SharePoint 2010))
    Monday, January 10, 2011 3:03 PM


  • This happens because the AssignedTo column stored an ID reference to the User rather than the actual user ID.  As a result, when you move the list to a new server, the reference ID doesn't point to the right user since those are assigned as new users are created.

    There is no way to fix this at the present.


    I trust that answers your question...


    • Marked as answer by David HM Thursday, January 20, 2011 7:09 AM
    Monday, January 10, 2011 5:25 PM