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MOSS 2007 Site Content and Structure: Copy vs Move

  Asked By: Salina    Date: Apr 16    Category: MOSS    Views: 1900

When using Site Content and Structure to copy/move list items to a new list within the same site, which method is best. Will I receive different results if I select copy vs move?

Background and Previous Steps:
The customer would like to move items from a custom list to a Task list to receive alerts when tasks are assigned.
I create a new task list, created new columns based on the custom list. Then used Site Content and Structure to copy items to the target list. As a result, the target (Task list) had duplicate column names, missing data and no views where copied over.



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Answer #1    Answered By: Dominic Davis     Answered On: Apr 16

Certain field types (eg., richtext, custom fields...) will put your datasheet view in read-only mode. You can try SharePoint content  deployment wizard or Gary's stsadm extensions to do an export/import of your list. Saving the list as a template will not retain all the necessary information (eg., modified by, created by, file versions etc. will be lost).

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