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If I migrate from SP 2013 to SP Online - what happens to List workflows? Reusable workflows?

    Question

  • Hi there

    If I migrate from SP 2013 to SP Online - what happens to List workflows? Reusable workflows? 

    1 . Do they get migrated on their own? Automatically?
    Or
    2. We to manually rebuild them?
    Or
    3. We cannot migrate these workflows at all to SP Online?

    Thanks so much.

    Friday, March 11, 2016 12:42 AM

Answers

  • Hi

    The new migration API is for content only, this means everything that is "SharePoint" needs to be created beforehand. At the moment, there is no real way to migrate to Office 365 without 3rd party tools.

    If you want to learn more about the Microsoft API, I wrote a detailed blog post that explains it:

    http://en.share-gate.com/blog/what-is-the-office-365-migration-api

    And how to use it (PowerShell): http://en.share-gate.com/blog/office-365-import

    Full Disclosure: Though I never talk product and always write product agnostic, I do work at Sharegate. It will migrate your SharePoint objects including all Workflows you've built and there is a trial for you to see how if it works for you. There are of course other products, but they often charge by the GB you migrate.

    Let me know if you have questions, be happy to help.


    Benjamin Niaulin Blog: http://en.share-gate.com/blog Twitter: http://twitter.com/bniaulin

    • Marked as answer by ran009 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 11:38 PM
    Friday, April 1, 2016 7:12 PM

All replies

  • 1. Probably not.

    It all depends on your migration approach. The new migration API might include workflows but I haven't heard anyone testing those yet.

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016 10:33 AM
  • Hi Alex,

    So does this mean - that in SP Online - we recreate these workflows?

    Thanks.

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016 12:07 AM
  • Probably, yes. You would have to give far more detail before we could advise on the particulars of your proposed options.
    Monday, March 21, 2016 9:09 AM
  • Hi

    The new migration API is for content only, this means everything that is "SharePoint" needs to be created beforehand. At the moment, there is no real way to migrate to Office 365 without 3rd party tools.

    If you want to learn more about the Microsoft API, I wrote a detailed blog post that explains it:

    http://en.share-gate.com/blog/what-is-the-office-365-migration-api

    And how to use it (PowerShell): http://en.share-gate.com/blog/office-365-import

    Full Disclosure: Though I never talk product and always write product agnostic, I do work at Sharegate. It will migrate your SharePoint objects including all Workflows you've built and there is a trial for you to see how if it works for you. There are of course other products, but they often charge by the GB you migrate.

    Let me know if you have questions, be happy to help.


    Benjamin Niaulin Blog: http://en.share-gate.com/blog Twitter: http://twitter.com/bniaulin

    • Marked as answer by ran009 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 11:38 PM
    Friday, April 1, 2016 7:12 PM