This is the final of the two-series blog. Before proceeding further, here’s the link to the 1st part, https://realmpksharepoint.wordpress.com/2015/06/19/export-sharepoint-metadata-to-csv-along-with-their-guids/. The objectivity of the entire series has been already defined there so I won’t be re-iterating the same. However, I must re-visit some of the items relevant to the current context. So following are the objectives of this script:
- Import Terms to SharePoint only when they don’t already exist. The search will be done using the Term Name only.
- Can create a Term with the given Guid i.e., Guids can be retained across the servers. This is optional. If you don’t want to use this option, then keep this column blank and the TermSet will be created using a brand new Guid assigned by the SP.
- Deprecate/Un-Deprecate an existing or a new Term. If you want to change this option on a number of pre-existing TermSets or you even want to create the TermSets with the deprecate value on, then simply update the corresponding column in the exported CSV and then run the import script.
- Modify the availability for Tagging option. If you have to change this option on a number of pre-existing or new TermSets then simply update the given CSV accordingly and then run the import script.
- Most importantly, it applies custom sorting to the TermSets. So the TermSet and their child terms will exactly appear in the same order as has been listed in the processing CSV file.
There are three parameters that needs to be set before executing the script. They are:
- $fileName: Full path of the csv file to be imported.
- $termStoreGroupName: Term group name. Please note that the script does not create a term group. Hence do ensure first that the group already exist at SharePoint even if its blank.
- $MMSStore: Name of the managed metadata service.