How to assign the folder name which contains the file that gets imported as metadata for a column?

Question

Is there a way to automatically assign the Folder name as metadata for the documents that are migrated from File share to SharePoint?

Answer

Yes, you can import files from file share to SharePoint and assign the containing folder’s name (immediate parent folder) as metadata value for any SharePoint column.

Create a new column in Column mapping template and enter the SharePoint column name for which you would like to assign the folder name in ‘SharePoint Column’ text box. Select Use Function for source and click Function… button next to Property or value text box.

Applies to: Dockit Migrator for SharePoint 10.x, 9.x, 8.x

a)      To assign the name of the parent folder of the file:

b)      To assign the name of folder in the source folder hierarchy (containing n levels) where the file is located:

Note: If level is set to ‘1’, the immediate parent folder name will be assigned to the files that are migrated to SharePoint.

Applies to: Dockit Migrator for SharePoint 7.x

a)      To assign the name of the parent folder of the file:

b)      To assign the name of folder in the source folder hierarchy (containing n levels) where the file is located:

Note: If level is set to ‘1’, the immediate parent folder name will be assigned to the files that are migrated to SharePoint.