New features in SPListX v5.3

Enhanced storage options to store metadata file in the desired location during export & new options to handle metadata file redundancy and de-duplication.

Available metadata file storage options:

  • Specified location in desired file format (Now, XLS file format is enhanced to XLSX format).
  • Associated List folder location in specified file format.

Options to handle duplicate metadata files:

  • Append data to the existing metadata file
  • Overwrite the existing metadata file
  • Create the file with a timestamp tag to avoid duplicates

In the example below, the metadata file is stored in the given location ‘C:UsersPublicDocumentsSPListX’ in ‘XLSX’ format and if there is a metadata file with the same name, then the current metadata is appended to the existing one. You can also choose to overwrite the existing file or create a new file with the timestamp appended to the file name to avoid duplicates.

Figure #1: Metadata File Settings wizard

metadata file settings

Connect to claims-enabled SharePoint site (including Office 365) via Web Single Sign-On

To connect with Office 365’s SharePoint Online environment or a Claims-enabled on-premise SharePoint server configured with ADFS federated identity, click Web Single Sign-on option for both Cloud Identity (Office 365 Online Credential e.g., and Federated Identity (configured via ADFS e.g., ) enabled SharePoint sites.

Figure #2: Connect to SharePoint sites configured with ADFS identity provider (including Office 365)

sharepoint url and credentials

Figure #3: User credentials prompt

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In addition, a Web Single Sign-on Dashboard wizard helps you verify the connectivity status for a claims-enabled SharePoint site and establish a persistent connection, which ensures that SPListX can execute the export task in unattended mode or scheduled mode. SPListX can run a scheduled task successfully, so long as there exists a persistent connection to claims enabled SharePoint site either on-premise or in the cloud (SharePoint Online).

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