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Metalogix Content Matrix 8.8 - File Share Edition User Guide

Introduction Entering the License Key Overview of Content Migration Content Matrix Console End User Interface Enabling Advanced Mode Enabling and Disabling Optimistic Mode Connecting to a File System Connecting to SharePoint Preparing for Your Migration Initiating a Migration Configuring Copying Options Saving or Running a Migration Action Log Files Using PowerShell with Content Matrix
Configuring PowerShell for Use with Content Matrix Content Matrix PowerShell Commandlet List
Modifying Content Matrix Configuration and Settings Frequently Asked Questions About Us

Viewing and Editing Long String Column Type Values

Metalogix Content Matrix - File Share Edition has a special dialog that allows you to edit Long String column type values into more "readable" text prior to migration..

NOTE:  A "Long String" column may be displayed as Read Only, however, these values can still be edited.

To edit Long String column values:

1.In Explorer View, select the folder containing the items whose long string column values you want to edit.

2.Switch to Items View.

3.Select the long string value that you want to edit

4.To display the Edit Text - Long String dialog, either:

§Double-click  to enable editing.


§Click the Show Properties icon then click the [...] button that displays to the right of the selected property.

FS Text Visualizer

5.In the Text Visualizer tab lets users edit the contents of the long string property.

NOTE:  If the long string text value is in structure XML, the XHTML Visualizer tab becomes available, which is useful for viewing the value as structured XML, as well as rendered content.

6.To view/edit a different long string column properties for the same item, select it from the Property drop-down.

Note that only long-string properties are listed in this menu.

Creating a SharePoint Object

You can create new SharePoint site collections, sites, folders, and lists via the Metalogix Content Matrix Console.

Creating a SharePoint Site

You can create a new SharePoint site via Metalogix Content Matrix under an existing site collection or site except for Database connections and the new site can use any site template that is installed on the SharePoint environment.

To create a new SharePoint site:

1.In the Explorer View, select the site collection or site under which you want to create the new site.

2.Right-click and choose Create Site.

The Create Site dialog displays, prompting you to enter the Site Title, Site URL Name, Description, and Template for the new site.

NOTE:  For Site Url Name, it is only necessary to enter the name of the site as you want it to appear in the url, not the entire url path.

Create Site dialog

3.When you have completed the fields on the Create Site dialog, click [OK].

The new site will now display in Explorer View.

Create SharePoint Site Collection

You can create a new site collections on a target SharePoint environment for any SharePoint connection type, except for database and site connections.

To create a new SharePoint site collection:

1.In the Explorer View navigate to the SharePoint Farm/ Web Application (On-Prem) or Tenant (SharePoint Online) where the new site collection should be created.

2.Right-click and choose Create Site Collection, then select the desired mode:

§For SharePoint on premises Farm there are two options for creating site collections:

§Admin Mode

§Self Service Mode

§For a SharePoint Tenant, only the Admin Mode option is available.

Create Site Collection Menu Option

3.Complete the fields on the Create Site Collection dialog for the selected Mode as you would if you were creating a site collection in native SharePoint.

NOTE:  In addition, if you are creating a Site Collection in Admin Mode within a SharePoint on-premises farm, you have the option to create a host named site collection using the Host Header option.  Refer to the Microsoft TechNet article details about host-named site collections.

Create Site Collection dialog

4.After completing the dialog, click [OK].

The new site collection now displays in the Explorer View.

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