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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

Configuration Variable Files

Metalogix Content Matrix uses a set of configuration variable files behind the scenes to help set and manage settings for all of the Metalogix Content Matrix Editions. This section explains what the configuration variable files are, their general behavior, and where to find them.

In previous versions of Metalogix Content Matrix Console (V.6.0.0.1 and earlier, including the Migration Manager for SharePoint V3, V4, and V5 framework) the configuration variable files that were used for each user account and product Edition were contained in the EnvironmentSettings.xml file under each user's Profile.

Since then, Environmental Settings have been broken down into the following three files:

·EnvironmentSettings.xml

·UserSettings.xml

·ApplicationSettings.xml

These files are saved in different system locations and contain different settings, which allows some of the environmental settings to be configured for all users and Product Editions. Some settings can be configured for all Product Editions for a single user account, while other settings are limited to individual Product Editions.

NOTE: If the previous incarnation of the EnvironmentSettings.xml file still exists in the old folder location (<Drive>:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Roaming\Metalogix\Metalogix Content Matrix Console - <Product> Edition), the values for the settings will be pulled from this file into the three new configuration variable files.

Any settings that are configured in multiple files will be scoped to the lowest level (either in the "UserSettings.xml" file or the "ApplicationSettings.xml" file), including values that are pulled from the old EnvironmentSettings.xml file.

EnvironmentSettings.xml File

This file allows users to configure general settings for all Product Editions and all users. This means that these settings only need to be set in a single file, and they will be configured for all user accounts and all Product Editions on the installed machine. The location of this file depends on the version of Windows:

·Microsoft Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10 based systems:
<Drive>:\ProgramData\Metalogix

·Microsoft Windows XP based systems (Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, and Windows XP):
<Drive>:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Metalogix

UserSettings.xml File

This file allows users to configure general settings for all Product Editions for a specific user account (the logged in account). This means that these settings will be configured for all Product Editions, but only for the current user account. If another user would like to configure these same settings to work for them, they must be configured manually under the appropriate user account. The location of this file depends on the version of Windows:

·Microsoft Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10 based systems
<Drive>:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Roaming\Metalogix

·Microsoft Windows XP based systems (Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, and Windows XP)
<Drive>:\Documents and Settings\<USER>\Application Data\Application Data\Metalogix

ApplicationSettings.xml File

This file allows users to configure settings that are limited to the specific Product Edition of Metalogix Content Matrix Console, for a specific user account (the logged in account). This means that each Product Edition, for every user account, must be configuredindividually. While the "ApplicationSettings.xml" file for each Product Edition can contain some of the same settings, there are some settings that are Edition specific (for example, some settings may only work for eRoom Edition, so they will only be available in eRoom Edition). Any settings that are replicated through various version of the file will only be applied to the specific Edition.

For example, the "AllowCheckResults" setting is available in every "ApplicationSettings.xml" file, but it must be set on an individual Product Edition basis. Setting it for File Share Edition will not configure it for eRoom Edition. The location of this file depends on the version of Windows:

·Microsoft Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10 based systems
<Drive>:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Roaming\Metalogix\Metalogix Content Matrix Console - <Product> Edition

·Microsoft Windows XP based systems (Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, and Windows XP)
<Drive>:\Documents and Settings\<USER>\Application Data\Application Data\Metalogix\Metalogix Content Matrix Console - <Product> Edition

Frequently Asked Questions

This section answers some of the most frequently asked questions about using Metalogix Content Matrix.

Created Dates Not Retained

Question

We reviewed the upload process and observed that created date was not retained but all other attributes (modified date, modified by and created by) were all correctly set. What could cause this?

Answer

In some cases customer try to set a created date that is more recent than the modified date. This is not allowed by SharePoint. As a result, the created date will be set to the current date.

CSV Key Column

Question

I am trying to import a Excel/CSV file and I am receiving the error "Aborting: Cannot find key column." How do I designate a key column?

Answer

The key column is required to uniquely identify a row. When you set up a Excel/CSV file for import, it needs to have a SourceURL column or a MetalogixID column in order to import the file without this message.

The SourceURL column can be used when importing content via Excel/CSV for the first time. Simply add a new column called SourceURL to the file. The column can be left blank.

The MetalogixID column can be used for cases where some content has already been exported to a Excel/CSV file, and is being re-imported after changes have been made to the original CSV.

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