SharePoint Designer - Save as Template Option is Disabled for SharePoint workflows.


  • Hi All,

    I have few workflows in my SharePoint 2013 Site. I created and updated them using SharePoint Designer 2013.
    But when I wanted to backup them only the 'Export to Visio' option is available. The option to 'Save as Template' is disabled.

    I am the 'Site Owner' so that I can't understand the issue.

    Please help me to solve the issue.


    Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:38 AM

All replies

  • Hi Chiranthaka- is it a reusable workflow? It must be in order to save it as a template.

    cameron rautmann

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017 1:54 PM
  • No the workflow is a 'List Workflow'. The workflow is a SharePoint 2010 Workflow and I am accessing it through SharePoint Designer 2013.
    Thursday, February 16, 2017 7:08 AM
  • Hi Chiranthaka,

    For SharePoint 2010 workflow platform type, we can only save the Reusable Workflow (not Globally Reusable Workflow) as a template.

    So, the “Save as Template” option on the ribbon is disabled if we select a list workflow with SharePoint 2010 workflow platform type.

    Best regards,

    Linda Zhang

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    Thursday, February 16, 2017 9:17 AM