4 thoughts on “SharePoint Folders and the Challenge of Metadata”

  1. Thank you, Sean! Really helpful article for me, as I’m new to .Net SPO development. I’m gonna print and laminate that UML diagram!

  2. Hey Sean, fantastic post! As a newbee, I can really appreciate a GURU like you and your willingness to share with the rest of us.

    I studied then ran the script in my environment and while folder get created, the metadata does not. For some reason, the folder path (relative URL) gets copied to the Title field even though they are 2 distinct fields in my CSV.

    Do you have any pointer for me?

    Thanks,
    Gilles

    1. Hi Gilles,

      Thanks for the comment and feedback. Off the top of my head, I don’t have any particular direction to steer you; I’d really need to see the CSV file you’re supplying to the script to try to understand what’s going on. Just a gut feeling, but if you’re trying to explicitly assign a “Title” as a metadata field then that might be causing you trouble. In SharePoint, “Title” tends to be a something of a special field. I don’t know for certain, though. If you wanted to send me your CSV and how the script is being invoked (i.e., the parameters you’re supplying), I could try reproducing on my end and watching everything in stepwise execution to see what’s going on.

      My email is sean@sharepointinterface.com if you wanted to send the file. No guarantees, but I could at least take a look at it. Regardless of what you decide, I wish you the best of luck in troubleshooting. I’ve found it tends to be something of a “dark art” :-)

      – Sean

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