HowTo: Map Links


In order to Map a link content type, the user needs to create a Custom Content Type.

Please follow below steps to create a Custom Content Type for “Link” Items.

  1. Click on the “Settings” button in the “Migration Tasks” pane at the bottom of the Proventeq Migration Accelerator Home screen for the selected Migration Task.
  2. Select the “Content Type Mapping Settings” tab in the “Migration Task Settings” window if it is not already open.
  3. Click on the “Add a new Source Classification” button button in the upper-right corner of the ‘Unmapped Source Content Types’ panel, as shown in the image below.

  1. Create a Custom Content Type for with the following configuration:

    Content Type Name: e.g. Custom Link
    Base Content Type: e.g. Document
    Script Language: PowerShell
    Select variable: Optional
    Script of Custom Content Type:

    return MigrationItem.SI.EntityType –eq “Link”
  1. Verify that your entered data is analogous to the image below, then click the ‘Ok’ button to save your new content type



To associate the new Link Content Type to a Site Content Type on the target SharePoint Library:

  1. Open the target SharePoint site in a web browser

  2. Navigate to the target Library

  3. Click on the settings button in the top left of the page and select “Library settings” from the dropdown.

  4. Click on the “Add from existing site content types” link under the “Content Types” header.

  5. Select “Link to a Document Content Type” from the “Available Site Content Types” list.

  6. Click on the “Add” button.

  7. Click on the “Ok” button. After performing these steps the source and target content types must be mapped.
  8. Select the source Content Type from the “Unmapped Source Content Types” pane and “Link to a document” target Content Type from the “Available Target Content Type” pane.

  9. Click on the “Map” button. On clicking the "Map" button, Content Type Mapping Settings Screen is displayed.

  10. Map Name and Title metadata fields in the now visible “Content Type Mapping Settings” window.


11. To ensure that the mapping was correctly configured you can attempt to process & verify a few items with the “Link” Content Type. These items should appear as links when User does a Post-Process.      



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