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Bulk uploading documents into doc lib and want to set metadata

  Asked By: Giovanni    Date: Apr 28    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 3533

I have to bulk upload a huge amount of documents into SharePoint portal and I am having problems trying to set the metadata for a document in a document library. Basically I want to preserve the author of the document, so that person shows up as the author in the document library. Anyone have any luck with this?



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Travis Turner     Answered On: Apr 28

Someone told me that they did a lot of work in this area and created a
GotDotNet workspace to capture the results. I can never find anything in
the GotDotNet workspaces but he was really proud of his work so I have
to believe that it is there. Unfortunately, I don't have his contact

Answer #2    Answered By: Noah Carr     Answered On: Apr 28

I was never successful, I don't think Sharepoint SDK allow you to change
this, the only workaround we found was to save the data in one of the
meta-data column and run some SQL Update statement to parse the author
and update the column in the USER_DATA table

Answer #3    Answered By: Skyler Poole     Answered On: Apr 28

This can't be done through the SharePoint object model.

You need to use a tool like the Tzunami Deployer that knows how to reach on under covers to set  the author, creation dates, etc. to the values found in your original documents.

Answer #4    Answered By: Demetrius Mcdaniel     Answered On: Apr 28

That said, there are some third party tools out there. Check out
Syntergy's products for example:

They have a bulkloader that can maintain the identify of the document's
original author  and the original date of authorship.