One of the best features in Content Matrix is called Transformers. Transformers are used primarily to “transform” fields and columns into Managed Metadata. There are also several built-in, non-editable transformers that Metalogix Content Matrix uses to process data during the migration. Advanced users can also create custom transformers using PowerShell.

The documentation in the SharePoint Edition user guide contains instructions on how to configure transformations. The documentation contains an example on creating a transformer that uses two scripts for disabling and re-enabling the Required setting for a column list.

The Metalogix Transformers Reference document is attached to this blog post to assist you with creating transformers. The Reference document introduces the Metalogix Transformations framework, and how to use it. The document also includes a reference to the objects available when running the Metalogix “Invoke PowerShell Script” transformer type.

Quest / Metalogix has created several transformers in the past. Please review the list below to see if any of the transformers meet your current needs. Each entry provides documentation on what the transformer does and a link to download a CSV file containing the transformer code.



How to add a transformer to a migration job

Error migrating SharePoint items or documents due to "Required" property

How to apply user mapping using an email address from the source farm

"One or more field types are not installed properly" error message

How to filter out items from migration

How to flatten a list/library

Calendar overlay views and colors are not preserved when migrating from SharePoint 2010 to 2013

How to create a user mapping file for Content Matrix Console - File Share Edition

"Unable to find type Metalogix.Xml.XmlUtility" error message

QUICK TAKES: Mapping Publishing Page Layouts

Preserve SharePoint Designer workflows during a structure migration

Unable to copy Wiki Pages from MOSS

How to correct navigation links after migration

Unable to modify SharePoint Designer or Nintex worfklow after migration

How to filter Workflow History items by age

Advanced Library Settings are not retained

How to transform data in InfoPath forms using a PowerShell script

"Feature for list template is not installed in this farm" error message

"Exception thrown: Invalid list template" error message

Unable to load Global Mappings

Unable to migrate web parts from SharePoint 2016 to 2013

Troubleshooting web part migration issues

QUICK TAKES: User Mapping issues

How to filter content types

Formatting of blog pages lost

How to filter folders when running a file share migration

How to filter out folders from migration

How to filter out list columns in a site migration

How to manipulate "Date and Time" field values during migration

"Error setting field data" message


Please note that the development and implementation of transformers is not provided by Quest Support Services. Quest Professional Services are available to assist with the development and implementation of transformers. Learn more about Quest Professional Services by reading Enjoy a safe and seamless migration with Quest Professional Services.

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