Just recently, I came across a request for being able to save a SmartList Builder smartlist under a different name - hence the "Save As" title. However, as you know SmartList Builder does not offer the ability to perform such operation out of the box. So here are some steps for you to do a "Save As" with Smartlist Builder:
1. Open SLB's Export Lists window and click on the list you would like to duplicate.
MSDGP | Tools | SmartList Builder | Export
|Export Lists window|
2. Edit the exported XML file with a text editor, for example Notepad. Search and replace all occurrences of the list ID in your file with the new name.
|XML file edited in Notepad|
3. Open the SLB's Import Lists window and choose the file you previously exported, now containing the changes you made in step 2.
|Import Lists window|
Click the Import button to perform the actual import.
4. Return to SmartList Builder to verify the imported record.
It would be nice sometimes if some of these features were provided straight out of the box, but with some understanding of the functionality and little creativity almost anything can be accomplished.
Until next post!
Mariano Gomez, MVP