Batch Descriptor File 

To specify the batch descriptor file to migrate folders, files and list items from one SharePoint list to another SharePoint list:

1.

The Batch descriptor file step appears as shown below:

2.

Click (...) button to specify the batch descriptor file. The reference file can be any one of the following file formats - Comma delimited (CSV), Microsoft Excel (XLS) or Text file (TXT).

For more information about how to create batch file, click here.

3.

The batch descriptor file will automatically be extracted once the file name is specified. If you are using a Microsoft Excel based batch descriptor file, select the sheet name to use from the drop-down.

4.

Select anyone of the following options given below to specify the content to be migrated from the source sites:

  • Create as sub site / replace sub site in target site - The selected site in source sharepoint site will be created as a sub site in the target location. In case the target location contains a sub-site with the same title as the selected source site, then the sub-site in the target location will be deleted and created afresh (same as source site).
  • Merge sites - The source site content will be migrated to the target site while retaining all site content in the target site location
  • Overwrite list / library - This option overwrites list / library in the target location.
  • Retain list / library and merge content only - This option retain list / library and merge contents only in the target location.
  • Do not overwrite list / library (leave as-is) - This option will not overwrite list / library and it's contents in the target location
  • Replace site in target location - The selected target site will be deleted and completely replaced by the selected source site.

5.

Select anyone of the list migration options given below to specify the cotents to be migrated from source lists:

  1. Replace list in target location - This option replaces the list in the target location, if the list already exists in the target location.
  2. Merge list. If the list itms / documents already exists in the target location - This option merge the list contents only with the following options
  3. Overwrite list item / document - This option overwrites list items in the target location.
  4. Add source list item / document as new version(s) to existing item / document - This option creates list item / document as a new version in the target location.
  5. Do not overwrite list item / document (leave as-is) - This option will not overwrite list item / document in the target location
 

Select the appropriate option for 'Do you want to replace the site, if it already exists in destination location?' by selecting the option buttons (Yes/No).

6.

The top-level folder is the folder added or specified for migration by the user. Dockit will commence the migration process from this top-level folder. Select the appropriate option for 'Do you want to create the top-level folder in the destination?' by selecting the option buttons (Yes/No).

Select the appropriate option for 'Do you want to replace the list / library, if it already exists in destination location?' by selecting the option buttons (Yes/No).

7.

By default, Dockit expects the destination folder location to exist in SharePoint. If the destination folder is not available in the destination location, Dockit fails to migrate the file / list item to the specified folder in SharePoint. You can change this behavior by selecting the option Create unavailable folder hierarchy if the destination location does not exist.

In this case, Dockit will automatically create the unavailable folder hierarchy (folder and sub-folders) in destination SharePoint during migration process. After creating them, it will commence the migration to the required folder in SharePoint. By using this option, you can simply avoid the error message 'Unable to locate destination folder with the specified URL' reported in Activity Log Viewer, since Dockit will take care of creating the new folder structure in the destination location.

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Click Next to proceed.