Saving a list / library as a template is a very useful feature when we need to reuse a list / library. This gives the ability to create any number of lists / libraries based on a template. The ability to include content in the template makes this a very useful feature. As an example we use this feature to maintain all our check lists. (We use a checklist for releasing a new version of our products and this gets updated regularly. So each time when it gets updated we save the latest list as a template. Then for the next version we use this template to create a new check list.)
Recently I came across an unusual bug where the link “save list as template” is not showing under list settings. This happened for one particular list only. After some research I found this blog post by Prasath which gives a simple workaround. All you need to do is go to list / library settings page and change its URL (change the “listedit” to “savetmpl”).
Thanks Prasath. That solved my problem .