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Content Matrix 9.9 - SharePoint Edition

Introduction Activating the License Key Selecting the SQL Database You Want to Connect to Content Matrix Console End User Interface Enabling Advanced Mode Multilingual Support Connecting to SharePoint Preparing for a Migration How Content Matrix Handles Various SharePoint Components
Team Site to Modern Team Site Migration SharePoint Sites to Modern Communication Site Migration Promotion of First Level Subsites to Site Collections MySite Migration "Share With" Metadata and "Sharing Links" Access Permissions Migration Records Center to SharePoint Online Migration Using the Import Pipeline Master Page Migration List Template Gallery Migration Content Types Migration Document Version and Checked Out File Limitations Ghosted and Un-Ghosted Page Migration Document Set Migration Navigation Migration Classic Web Parts Migration Site Theme Preservation Site Feature Migration Managed Metadata Migration Users and Permissions Migration BCS/BDC Data Migration OneNote Notebooks Migration Customized Form Pages Migration InfoPath Forms Migration SharePoint Workflow Migration Nintex Workflows and Forms Migration Link Correction StoragePoint Content Migration
Initiating a Migration Configuring Copying Options Saving or Running a Migration Job Copying SharePoint Objects as a Separate Action Configuring Hub Sites Incremental Migration Using PowerShell with Content Matrix
Adding PowerShell Snap-Ins for the Application Framework Content Matrix PowerShell Commandlet List
Metalogix.System.Commands Metalogix.SharePoint.Commands Metalogix.Jobs.Reporting.Commands Metalogix.SharePoint.Migration.Commands
Modifying Content Matrix Configuration and Settings Configuring Content Matrix for Distributed Migration Frequently Asked Questions
DB_Owner Permission Keyboard Shortcuts Activating the License Key Silently License Key Troubleshooting Errors Connecting to SharePoint 2019 or SharePoint Server Subscription Edition in a FIPS-Enabled Environment Determining the Status of a Migration Running in the Background MySite and User Profile Migration Issues Optimal Setup for Best Performance Migrating SharePoint On Premises Using Proxies, Load Balancing or Alternate Access Mappings Extensions Web Service Installation Files Migrating JavaScript Migrating Site Variations Migrating with SharePoint Document IDs Changing a Job Configuration for Multiple Files SharePoint 2013 and Later Site Collection Creation Issue Customized Wiki Page Web Part Zones Not Being Migrated Preserving SharePoint List Item IDs When Migrating to SharePoint Online Retrying Failed Document Copies to SharePoint Online CSOM Connections Import Pipeline Batches Getting Stuck Migrating Content When the Source Custom List Template is Missing When Migrating to SharePoint Online HTTP Status Code 429 (“Too many requests”) or 503 (“Server Too Busy”) Message Returned How Do I Identify and Remove Containers and Queues from My Azure Private Storage Account? Error: 'The object is associated with property AssociatedMemberGroup.' Migration Error: 'ERROR, the batch will be resubmitted to the import pipeline' Item Count at Target is Increased When Migrating Using the Import Pipeline Custom Lists with Versioning Enabled Not Being Migrated When Using the Import Pipeline Supported Nintex Actions for SPO Migration Support for GCC High Tenants
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Adding External Connections When Migrating Nintex Workflows

In Content Matrix it is possible to add a connection to an external database to help with migration actions, such as migrating workflows. Currently this option is only available for Nintex Workflows databases, and is needed when preserving Nintex Workflow database entries, when migrating workflows. After an External Database connection has been made, it can then be attached to a SharePoint site node in Content Matrix.

To add an external database connection when migrating Nintex workflows:

1.In the ribbon toolbar choose Settings > Manage Nintex databases.

The Manage Nintex Workflow databases lists any existing external database.

Note that the Configure option can be used to modify any selected connection's Authentication credentials. The SQL Server and SQL Database data cannot be configured through this option. After the credentials have been modified the connection can be made again.


2.To add a new connection:

a)Click New.

b)Complete the Connect to SQL Server dialog, making sure that you select a valid Nintex database.

NOTE:  Currently, Use SQL Server login is the only valid option for an Azure SQL server.

3.If you want to use an encrypted connection to the database, check the Encrypt Connection box.

NOTE: If the certificate used for encryption is not trusted, you will also need to check the Trust Server Certificate box.

Nintex Connection Dialog

To attach Nintex Databases to a SharePoint node:

NOTE:  Multiple databases can be attached to a single SharePoint site, and a single database can be mapped to multiple SharePoint sites.

1.In Explorer View, select the SharePoint site to which you want to attach the database.

2.Right-click and choose External Connections > Attach Nintex Workflow Database to display the Nintex Database Picker dialog.

Nintex Database Picker

3.From the Database View drop-down, select Attached Databases.

4.Move any databases that you want to attach from the list of available databases in the left pane to the right pane using the Add option. (You can also use the Del option to move an already attached database and make it available again.)

5.Click [OK].

Migrating Nintex Workflows to an On Premises Target

When migrating Nintex Workflows between SharePoint on premises site collections and sites, if Nintex Features are not activated on the target site collection, duplicate site columns may be created.  Therefore, when an option that includes the migration of Nintex workflows is enabled on the Configure Copying Options - Workflow Options tab, Content Matrix will check to ensure that Nintex Features are activated on the target site collection(s).  If they are not activated, a warning message will display.  You have the following options:

·Activate the Nintex Features on the target before the migration.

·Exclude Nintex workflows from the migration.

·Proceed with the migration of Nintex workflows without the features activated on the target.  

NOTE:  If you chose this option, after migration you will need to activate Ninte Features on the target then fix any duplicate columns issues manually.

Migrating Nintex Workflows to SPO

Content Matrix can facilitate the migration of Nintex sites and lists workflows to SharePoint Online. Individual sites and site content can be pasted with ease.

NOTE:  Currently, Content Matrix does not support Nintex workflow migration if the migration was initiated at the list level.


·Two configuration keys in ApplicationSettings.xml relate to Nintex workflow migration to SharePoint Online, namely:

§NintexWorkflowsTempStorage: The temporary local path where Nintex workflow-related files will be stored prior to being migrated to SharePoint Online. If the value of this key is not modified, the files will be stored in the default temp folder on the system.

§NintexCleanupWorkflowsTempStorage: The value of this key determines whether or not the temporary storage folder described above will be cleaned after the migration completes. The default setting for this key is True.

·The Nintex Workflows for O365 app must be deployed to target site collections prior to migration.  

IMPORTANT:  Because this app is deployed at the site collection level and must be present before workflows are migrated, it will be necessary to first create the site collection on the target, deploy the Nintex app(s), then migrate the content (using the Paste Site Content option).

Supported Actions

For a list of supported Nintex actions available when migrating from SharePoint On-Premises to SharePoint Online, refer to Supported Nintex Actions for SPO Migration.

NOTE: If the workflow contains an action that is not supported, this unsupported action will be created as a comment in the migrated workflow. The comment will contain the name of this unsupported action.

Deploying Nintex Apps to SharePoint Online

Before you can migrate  workflows (and forms) to SharePoint online you must deploy them to your SharePoint Online tenant to make it available to specified site collections, as described below.

To deploy Nintex apps to SharePoint Online:

1.Sign into your tenant's SharePoint Admin Center using an account that is a Global Administrator.

2.From the left navigation bar, select More Features.

3.Under Apps, click [Open].

4.Select App Catalog.

NOTE:  If the App Catalog site does not open, select Create a new app catalog site, and then click [OK].  On the Create App Catalog Site Collection page, enter the required info, and then click [OK].

5.If you do not have Nintex Workflows for O365 or Nintex Forms for O365 as part of your Site Contents, then select Add an App and install the application(s).

NOTE:  Make sure you are in classic view in order to perform the deployment, as deployment cannot be done in modern view.

SharePoint Classic View Option

6.On the Site Contents page, Select the ellipses (...) next to the installed Nintex application, and click on Deployment.

7.On the Manage App Deployments page, enter the site collection URL or select one from the list available, select and add the managed paths to deploy to, and select and add the templates to deploy to.

Create App Catalog

8.Click [OK] to apply your selections.

9.When asked whether you trust click Trust It. This will start the actual deployment.

NOTE: Microsoft is now deploying the Nintex app to your tenant. It may take from a minute to hour(s) depending on the complexity of your site collection structure. Please verify your site collection for  apps before starting a migration.

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