Office 365 document migration: How to assign managed metadata?
The Layer2 Cloud Connector can assign managed metadata
automatically to documents during SharePoint Online migration from file servers
using Dynamic Columns in C#.
When migrating from the local file system to SharePoint Online, assigning
managed metadata to documents
is a typical requirement to increase findability and search in the new portal.
It cannot be done manually in case of a large document set. The Layer2
Cloud Connector can assign managed metadata automatically to documents as part
of the SharePoint Online migration process using dynamic columns in C#. You can implement your own business
logic to create appropriate metadata from existing columns like title or file
Fig.: Managed Metadata in SharePoint can increase document findability and
The following example shows how to
set the value of a managed metadata column in a SharePoint library during
migration to the folder structure that the source file resides in on the
original file server. It is assumed that:
- the managed metadata list column is already bound to a SharePoint Term Set,
- the existing SharePoint Term Set already reflects the folder
The assigned SharePoint Term Set for example could look like that:
Learn more about managing SharePoint Term Sets for import, export, and
deployment using SKOS here.