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Only exports global termsets


I'm having an issue where the export appears to only export the global termsets when using groupfilerid and not the local termsets. This tool is exactly what we need to migrate our HNSC termsets.


pgonzal wrote Jun 15, 2016 at 6:44 PM

Site collection groups are not currently supported. It was actually the top priority from the planned Roadmap for this tool. Basically I was just waiting for someone to ask for it. :-)

Can you clarify your specific requirements? Each of these is separate a work item:
  • Export all site collection groups (this can be a really huge list)
  • Export just one site collection group for a specific site
  • Import just one site collection group, possibly to a different site collection than where it was exported from
  • Import many site collection site collection groups
  • Support for pinned terms, which are used by some Managed Navigation term sets
(Note that in order to enumerate multiple site collection groups in a single operation, you may need administrative access such as being the Term Store Administrator, farm administrator, or the tenant admin for a cloud-hosted site. I don't remember the details offhand.)

ndiem wrote Jun 15, 2016 at 8:13 PM

So we are using the term sets for our navigation, we aren't using any pinning. I am specifically looking to be able to use the tool when migrating from stage to prod or vice versa. We are not currently using pinning.

*Export one site collection group at a time
*Import one site collection group at a time

pgonzal wrote Jun 16, 2016 at 6:28 AM

Okay this is pretty easy. I will have some time in July to implement it. In the meantime as a temporary workaround, you could move your navigation term set into a global group, export, import, then move back to the site collection group, right?

ndiem wrote Jun 22, 2016 at 7:09 PM

Yes! That's been my workaround. We are migrating a number of HNSC, so it is an extra step, but would be useful to have it automated in the future. Thanks!

MartinSvendsen wrote Aug 10, 2016 at 7:28 AM

I'm looking for functionality to export/import the local termsets, since I'm not permitted to administer the global termsets.
Have you had the chance to look at the implementation during July?