Assigning Metadata
XPlica accepts various sources for assigning metadata values to target SharePoint columns. During column mapping, you can set to assign metadata for a SharePoint column from different sources as mentioned below:

Source Description
From Source SharePoint Allows to map a target SharePoint column to a column in source SharePoint.
Metadata File Allows to map a SharePoint column to a column in an external metadata file.
Specific Value You can enter a specific value to be assigned for a SharePoint column.
Destination Default XPlica assigns the default value specified for the column in the target SharePoint.
 

Assigning metadata properties in SharePoint using XPlica

    I.        Assigning metadata for a document / file

SharePoint column Possible Sources
Created Date & Modified Date

ü  From source SharePoint

ü  External Metadata File

ü Specific Value

Created By & Modified By

ü  From source SharePoint

ü  External Metadata File

ü Specific Value

Content Type

ü  From source SharePoint

ü  External Metadata File

ü  Specific Value

Other columns including custom columns (user-defined)

ü  From source SharePoint

ü  External Metadata File

ü  Specific Value

   

    II.        Assigning metadata for a folder

SharePoint column Possible Sources
Created Date & Modified Date

ü  From source SharePoint

ü  External Metadata File

ü  Specific Value

Created By & Modified By

ü  From source SharePoint

ü  External Metadata File

ü  Specific value

Content Type

ü  From source SharePoint

ü  External Metadata File

ü  Specific Value

Other columns including custom columns (user-defined)

ü  From Source SharePoint

ü  External Metadata File

ü  Specific Value

 

Note:   XPlica will assign metadata values from the listed sources to the respective SharePoint System columns (Created, Modified, Created By, Modified By, Content Type, Approval Status, Approver Comments) and custom columns based on the settings specified in the mapping template used in the Mapping Templates step of XPlica Migration task wizard.