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  1. External Users Migration

    allow migration of external users and preserve the external sharing invites

    25 votes
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    2 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    LP Lavoie responded

    We collected information and are evaluating this further

  2. Preserve Workflow and Task History

    I want to migrate the workflow task list but I’m unable to do it due to a warning that seems to skip the tasks.

    24 votes
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    2 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Migrating Hidden Objects


    • Lists

    • Content types

    • Files

    • Etc.

    24 votes
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    5 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Incremental Export (Download content)

    Ability to only export new / changed files when doing Download content.
    Also incremental Export-Site with PowerShell

    23 votes
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  5. Illegal Character Report

    Having a report that show all files with illegal characters.

    23 votes
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    2 comments  ·  03- Pre-Migration analysis  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Support Power automate (Flow) in Migration

    Migrate Flow integrations attached to lists and libraries

    See if we could potentially convert old email enabled lists to the equivalent Flow integration

    22 votes
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    2 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 22 votes
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    1 comment  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Copy and update master pages and page layout

    Have the ability to migrate and update automatically master pages and page layout when migrating a site.

    22 votes
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    3 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. SharePoint (on-premises) Backup

    Backup a SharePoint on-premises environment using Sharegate.

    22 votes
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  10. Diagnostics for Powershell tasks

    My migration has to be managed through tasks initiated in Powershell, and I have had some issues that needed ShareGate support, however the trace diagnostics only apply to the ShareGate app UI, the PS initated tasks don't get traced. Replicating the scenario through the UI and tracing it was laborious and futile.

    21 votes
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    2 comments  ·  10- Manage with PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Add new items with bulk edit metadata Excel export/import

    Allow to add list items by adding them to the exported Excel document from the Bulk Edit Metadata tool and importing it.

    21 votes
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  12. Regional settings inside Sharegate for the Date format

    Have a regional setting for the date/time format the Explorer and all reports inside Sharegate.

    Have the option to use a custom format or use the system format by default

    21 votes
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    12 comments  ·  17- Settings, Licensing & Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Migration of Attachments from List to New Library with Metadata

    Some users might want to move from a list with attachments to a document library. It could be interesting to have a GUI option to do so.

    20 votes
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    1 comment  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Correct Embedded Links During mMigration

    During my transfer of content, ShareGate didn’t keep the variation links between my pages.

    20 votes
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    1 comment  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Maintain Content Type ID When Migrating Content Types

    I have noticed that when you migrate a content type the content type ID is not preserved.

    20 votes
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    5 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. "Last Accessed Date" Filter on the Site Collection Report

    Add last usage date to site collection report

    19 votes
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    2 comments  ·  04- Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Add a Search option for Migration Reports and All tasks

    Be able to search:
    - migration reports by destination sites for example.
    - migration reports by session ID
    - actions by type
    - in list of previous migrations
    - in list of All Tasks

    19 votes
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  18. Migration from Exchange Public Folders

    Migration of exchange public folders with Sharegate.

    19 votes
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    2 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Declined  ·  Benjamin Niaulin responded

    Though we’ve had support for Exchange Public Folders in the past, we decided to remove it and not support it with our tool.

    The intricacies of Exchange and especially Public Folders migration can be quite complicated. We did not feel that we were bringing a good experience to our customers.

    Though one should never say never, so we’ll keep you posted if there is an update. Thanks for taking the time!

  19. Migrate Globally Reusable Workflows

    I’d like for globally published workflows to show up in the workflow section so I can migrate them.

    19 votes
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    1 comment  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Migration of empty/non-valid values and choice fields

    It would be nice if Sharegate could migrate lists that have either empty values for required fields and choice values that are no longer in the list settings for the choice field . This feature would inventory all choice and required fields, enable the Allow adding to choice values, remove required field, migrate the data, and then disable the allow adding to choice values and enable the required fields if applicable. This would save time for the admin who has to write/run scripts to take care of this.

    18 votes
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    6 comments  ·  01- Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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