Monday, April 22, 2013

Document Set Save as a template problem

In this post, we are going to see one problem which is not been addressed properly. I think not even from Microsoft in the form of SP1 or even in the form of CU.

Problem is, you have one document library and you have document set in that library with many other documents inside each document set.

The problem is when you save a library as a template with content and when you create a document library based on the template, you can see that the document sets have come. You can even see the icon indicating that these are the document sets. However when you click on the document set, boom!! page not found.

I did not find answer anywhere. Even if you save a web as a template including content and then try to create a web based on the template, you see a strange thing. In the document library, you will find those document set icon as folders not as a icon of the document sets.

Well only thing that I observed is you go ahead and manually edit the properties of those document sets and change the content type to the document set, that will resolve the issue and when you click , you get the welcome page and documents that were there inside the document set while saving site or list as a template.

But this is not a solution. Imaging you have more than 100 libraries and each having more than 50 document sets with each almost 100 documents inside it. !!! Not sure what Microsoft is thinking on this.

If anyone has come across to this and have found proper solution, please do let us know.

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