Filters in the Explorer
- Filter OneDrive for Business, Sites Collections and Groups
I decided to split this thread (previously named “Favorite Scope and Filter in the Explorer”) since the filter part has been done a while back.
The new thread for “Favorite Scope in the Explorer” can be found here: https://sharegate.uservoice.com/forums/911563/suggestions/34445389
This was requested over a year ago and sorely needed! Is there an ETA yet?
Please give us the ability to save favorite selections. It's VERY time consuming and painful to have to make the same sets of selections every time I launch Sharegate or have to toggle between selection groups. It makes no sense why this wouldn't have been a feature from the beginning. :(
Most times we do not want the Blog sites to appear in our reporting. By selecting the filter of "Site Collection" allows them to appear as they aren't needed for most of our reporting.
Can you set migration favorites for things that I will be copying over and over again?
I have a Document Library where a person is copying files up to have me copy from our on premises to our Office365 and it doesn't happen daily yet having to scroll and scroll through the history is a bit of a pain and having a star / favorite would be helpful. Maybe "go to your favorites" and a new favorites option / page appears. The history can show the starred favorites and you can add them on the history page or deselect them. Killing the star and crushing it's spirit! Wow! :)
I still don't see this implemented, even after all the wonderful new features and enhancements over the past several months. They're just one tiny step away because we can already select multiple site collections with the new Explorer, but there is currently no way to save / favorite / bookmark that selection in version 7.0.3.
We're a school district that leverages Microsoft Teams and School Data Sync. As such, that means that we have in excess of 50,000 site collections (that we're aware of) so the amount of time it takes for a report to run is...not short.
It'd be great if there were a way that I could manually specify a list of site collection URL's I want the report to run against instead of having to pick then entire tenant or scroll through the massive list.
Matthew P commented
@Nathalie, please do not neglect the "favorite scopes" as you put it. The ability to save a given selection of sites / collections to act on for various tasks would be invaluable. This is one of my personally highest priority requests.
When listing sites in tree views, it would be cool if it was possible to filter the tree to only show one or more URL-paths (/teams, /sites, /portals etc.). An example: If I want to create a report of unsued sites, I would like to be able to exclude sites with the URL-path "/portals".
Navigating tenants with several thousand sites is cumbersome. The vertical scroll bar is narrow and difficult to click or grab with the mouse.
A search by site or list name, URL, including partials would be a great addition.
I often only have a site or list URL yet in the UI I must browse by site or list name then hover over the name to see the URL. As you know, the site name is not unique. I propose that the URL be displayed with the site name.
Darryle Cox commented
Being able to filter/sort by the URL would help a lot as well. We do have sites with duplicate titles.
Thank you for merging my suggestion. Do we have an ETA yet on this feature? I think this is one of the sorely needed features for productivity and consistency sake. I hope to see this very soon. :D
Quiet often I need to perform tasks on a specific group of selections. For example, when a new employee is hired and I need to copy permissions for a specific group of site collections, sites, subsites, etc. Manually selecting these objects each time can be quite time consuming. I would love to see a feature where we could save custom selections that we can reload any time we need. This would be a huge time saver. :)
It would be nice if we could filter out view when using Explorer to manage our sites. Within Sharepoint online, all personal sites are mixed in with Managed sites. To run a report on the owners of each site, I have to select all the managed sites and go through hundreds of user sites. This is very tedious and time consuming. If I could filter my view, I could more quickly run my owners report.
With over 50.000 OneDrive for Business items and +5000 site collections it would be handy to be able to filter them to quickly navigate to the site collection you need to maintain. It could be an overall filter or a filter per connection type (Office, OneDrive or Site).
Feedback sent from the Explorer view.
Allow more selection options such shift select, control select, and possible filtered selections.
Issue is having many sites, it becomes difficult to narrow down the focus of just certain sites. Only current way is click on/off each individual item.
Sites are listed based on Title (Description ?) in alpha order.
How can I change the current order to the site url so i have site of type /sites/ and /portals/ and /teams/ grouped together?
I should be able to define the order they are displayed in the settings.
(Spending too much time selecting sites for Reporting)
With the new O365 Group sites showing as part of the Site Collections, if there is no way to filter one from the other, could you add an option to "save selection" from sites? For example, I need to get a weekly Permissions Matrix Report, but I need to scroll between 100 sites to select the 8 I need to report on, if I could recall the saved report with those site collections already as part of the report, or simply the saved selection to just run it afterwards, that would be great.
Or another one would be to create or arrange in custom groups out of the Site Collections, as an example the "Main group", "Operations group", "Misc group".
I was on Explorer and had scrolled / drilled down to the subsite / list that i wanted and realized I was on Explorer instead of Reporting. I have to do it all over again. I don't know if there is a way to have it keep that session information and "port" it over to the Reporting so when I go to Reporting, it will open!?
Would be nice if we could create "favorite scope" when running reports instead of having to select a scope each time
Hi SG Team,
Sometimes i need to do multiple reports above the same Target (sites/lists).
Maybe some way to Save Target Selection (or to have an option to run multiple reports on same Target selection)
Next thing which may be handy is to have an ability to "chain" reports.
Basically result of the one report is selection to other report,or some way to use all object in report as an set of Targets.
Dennis den Ouden commented
As an administrator for several customers that have multiple web applications. it is hard to keep track on which web application is from which customer.
Is it possible to add the function so web applications can be organized with in groups/folders. And manually sorted.