One of the new features in GP 2016 is the ability to export out a custom Smart List item you designed. Below I’ll walk you through the quick and easy way to export the object so that you can import it at a later time.
So I have modified the Employees smart list in GP. So I will select it as pictured below.
The next step is to click on the Import/Export button in the ribbon.
Select the item you wish to export. Then click on the Insert button.
The last step is to click on the file folder and choose a location to store the exported object. In my instance I”m just saving to the Desktop. Interesting note is the default file extension is .XML
So if you open it up you can see what tables it’s using and the fields you are bringing back.