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Migrator for Notes to SharePoint 6.14 - User Guide

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Generating read-only HTML

When using Migrator for Notes to SharePoint to render Notes documents as HTML, the Notes fields for radio buttons and check boxes become editable in the output since the generated HTML documents are not read-only. To disable editing of radio buttons and check boxes, set the HTML output to read-only.

To generate read-only HTML:

Generating ASPX pages using document columns

In most cases, the best way to generate ASPX content pages is to use the PageName feature in your Target Data Definitions. This feature allows you to generate pages based on predefined ASPX page types and layouts and then override various page properties using content extracted from Notes documents. In some cases, however, this feature is inadequate for generating content pages as it does not allow you to generate the ASPX code itself dynamically. An example of where you might need to do this is MOSS publishing pages. In cases like this, you would want to use Document columns in your Source Data Definition.

When generating ASPX pages in SharePoint using the Document Column feature, the same process in Generating InfoPath forms is followed but with exceptions. Since ASPX pages are not true XML documents, some additional tags have to be added to the ASPX page before it can be added to the DocumentTemplate property of the Document column in the Notes Source Data Definition. The below tags have been added to our XML replacement extensions:

This construct allows encoding of any content that is not legal XML (for example <%@ Page %> tags common in ASPX pages). This is structured as an XML comment and anything inside that comment will be passed through "as is" in the generated documents.

This construct allows wrapping multiple "top level" tags in a single top level tag, as required in legal XML documents. The outer <ppm:document> tag is simply removed in the generated documents.

This construct allows you to substitute target information in your XML file. Currently, the only supported value is "site" which yields the complete site URL.

A common best practice is to first develop a sample ASPX Page in SharePoint that contains all of the layout and Web Parts that you want in your resulting pages. Then download your ASPX Page and edit it to make certain parts dynamic (using ppm:replace tags) and escape the parts that are not legal XML (using ppm:document tags and ppm:passthough sections). You will use this ASPX document to create the XML for the Document Template property.

This ASPX document is not a valid XML document so it can not be used in the DocumentTemplate property yet. To make it a valid XML document, open this ASPX document in your favorite XML editor and modify it by using the additional tags. Once it is valid XML, copy the XML to the DocumentTemplate field of the Source Data Definition in Migrator for Notes to SharePoint.

To save your generated Web Part Pages into a Document Library in SharePoint, simply map your new “Document” column to a File field in SharePoint, just as you would when extracting attachments or embedded images.

To migrate the source data fields into the various Web Parts on the page, you must know each Web Part’s WebPartTitle and PropertyName. You can use your XML editor or SharePoint Designer to identify these.

For each Web Part, add a data field of type ‘WebPartProperty’ in the Target Data Definition with the WebPartTitle and PropertyName properties filled out. Then map the source columns to these fields in your target data definition.

You can control the name of the Web Part Pages by mapping a dynamic source column to a FileName field in your target data definition.

Generating web part pages using PageName

Using the PageName feature in your Target Data Definitions is the easiest way to generate Web Part Pages based on predefined ASPX page types and layouts. With this feature, you do not need to edit the ASPX page with the PPM tags to make it a legal XML document as you would using the Document Columns feature. With the PageName feature, you can override various page properties using content extracted from Notes documents by using WebPartProperty fields. The steps for generating Web Part Pages are described below.

First create a sample Web Part Page in SharePoint that contains the layout and Web Parts, that you want in your resulting pages. Then use SharePoint Designer to view the ASPX code of the Web Part Page and copy it to the clipboard.

You will use this ASPX code in the PageTemplate property of your target data definition.

Add a PageName field to your target data definition and set the type to ‘Template’. Open the PageTemplate drop-down editor and paste the ASPX code you copied in the previous step.

Add WebPartProperty fields to your target data definition to override various properties of various web parts with live Notes data. For each Web Part whose properties you want to override with Notes data, add a data field of type ‘WebPartProperty’ in the Target Data Definition. Fill out its WebPartTitle and PropertyName properties. Then map the source columns to these fields in your target data definition.

Add any other target data definition fields you need. In particular, if you want to preserve images/attachments/objects you will need to map them to File fields using the AlternateLibrary or AlternateFolder properties.

On the mappings tab, add mappings for all the target data definition fields.

Generating documents from Lotus Notes

This feature allows you to generate Microsoft Word 2007 (OpenXML) documents from Lotus Notes documents. Microsoft Word is a very flexible and powerful environment and Migrator for Notes to SharePoint supports a wide range of migration scenarios:

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