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Metalogix Content Matrix 8.9 - 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 Migrating to O365 Using the Azure Pipeline 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 Configuring Content Matrix for Distributed Migration Frequently Asked Questions About Us

CSV Key Column


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?


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.

CSV Usage


I'm wondering how I can use Metalogix Content Matrix Console to help users bulk load their existing files into a SharePoint site with their business specific data for each image, and ultimately remove the files from the network share. I would like to provide for the users, perhaps on a network folder basis, a CSV containing a list of file names and perhaps some of the attributes that are identified during the import process, with the additional columns added to the CSV file, and then they could update the CSV with the values per file. The users would hand the CSV back to me for import to the SharePoint site using Metalogix Content Matrix Console - File Share Edition. I would map the new columns to the SharePoint columns before the actual migration. The basic steps would be:

·Import metadata from the file system into File Share Edition.

·Export that info to a CSV file.

·Modify the CSV to include the column headings and values for files to be uploaded to SharePoint.

·Import the CSV into Metalogix Content Matrix Console with the updated metadata information.

·Migrate to SharePoint, mapping new columns from the CSV into SharePoint columns.


Can you let me know if the software is designed to work as I described above?


This scenario is entirely supported by Metalogix Content Matrix Console. This scenario is also supported for use with Import/Export using Excel.

Note: The CSV options are only available when Advanced Mode is enabled.

General Limitation Questions


1.Is there a limit to the number of items you can be listed under a File Share Connection?

2.Is there a limit to the number of rows and columns that you can have in the File Share Edition?

3.Is there an expected amount of memory usage?


1.This partly depends on the machine that is running the Metalogix Content Matrix Console. Depending on the machine it is recommended to only go as high as 5000 items under a File Share connection.

2.This is similar to the number of items. Since it is recommended to only go as high as 5000 items under a File Share connection, and each item is the same as one row in the Items View tab, we recommend to only go up to 5000 rows under a specific File Share connection. While there is no limit to this for columns, since these are only related to rows in that it is information for items, it would still be a good general rule to not exceed 5000 columns, but going over this should not be an issue.

3.Metalogix Content Matrix Console uses an in memory Database (DB) for it's project files, so the amount of memory used can get quite large depending on the number or rows and columns that are included under the File Share connection. To help reduce the in-memory footprint any long strings are stored in the DB, and not in the memory. Since each user's migration scenario is different, we can't accurately give an expected amount of memory usage.

Install MSI Error 2869


What is MSI error 2869? I am seeing this error when I try to install File Share Edition on Windows Vista.


MSI Error 2869 is a common issue with MSI installations on Windows Vista.

"The installer has encountered an unexpected error installing this package. This may indicate a problem with this package. The error code is 2869"

This error can occur when the User Access Control (UAC) feature of Windows Vista is enabled. If you are defined as administrator on Vista, you are only temporary granted administrator privileges when running programs. Therefore, MSI Custom Actions that interact with the system and require administrative privileges will fail to run because MSI Custom Actions will impersonate by default.

A workaround is to run this command from a command line prompt (as an administrator): msiexec /i MySetup.msi

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