dSHIFT is pleased to inform you that in response to popular demand, the latest version of our Migrator for SharePoint now supports mapping columns and content types prior to the migration of your SharePoint content. This column-mapping feature allows you to map single or multiple columns along with their respective content types from the source list to a separate list columns on a list on the target SharePoint
site. This way you can simply revitalize or restructure your columns the way you like!
The common scenarios that it covers include but not limited to mapping or filtering a single column from an existing item at the source to a new list at the target, as well as mapping or filtering multiple columns from multiple items to a new list on the target site. At the end of this exercise, your new list at the target site will only show these mapped and migrated columns along with their respective content.
Mapping columns is a simple 3-step process and is elaborated below:
While migrating with dSHIFT Migrator
, just drag-n-drop the list at source that you wish to migrate to target, right-click on this list which will be highlighted at the target pane, and choose “Map Content Types” option. This will display all the content types that can now be mapped based on the content types of that particular list. All the content types on the source and target will be displayed in this first screen.
Next step is to select the columns that you wish to map by clicking on the “Columns” button and it will load all the columns associated with the chosen content type. Select the columns that you wish to map, and you can also click on “Auto Map” button to automatically map the columns at source with the similar ones at the target list.
Hit “OK” and then begin with your migrations and once migration is complete, all of these selected columns will be mapped on the target list.
In addition to mapping columns at the list level, you can also perform column filtering at the item level migration. This allows you to filter any of those columns that you do not wish to migrate from source to target. The option to filter column will appear on the list level when the selected items are dragged from the source to the target list.