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Item10499: Bulk Move many topics with no changes

Priority: Enhancement
Current State: Needs Developer
Released In: n/a
Target Release: n/a
Applies To: Engine
Component: FoswikiUsability
Reported By: VickiBrown
Waiting For:
Last Change By: JacobEtches
I am in the process of moving a large number of topics to another web.

  • it's painful
  • it's one at a time
    • that's painful
  • every topic that is moved, has its date stamp updated
    but the content hasn't changed
  • every topic that is moved has internal links (potentially) changed
    but they shouldn't be changed, because those pages will be moved too!
  • it's painful

We really need a way to bulk move a large number of topics, especially a topic and all of its children and grandchildren, in one easy push without affecting the content!

Before anyone asks: "why can't you do this on the server?" Answer: it's a very large company. Users don't have server access.

Before anyone asks: "why are you moving all of these pages?" Answer: it's a very large company. The org chart changes. Webs get large and need to be restructured.

-- VickiBrown - 17 Mar 2011

This is probably even more complex, in that internal links that have been written (or previously renamed to) fully qualified Web.Topic format still have to be updated. This one probably would be best handled by an Extension similar to the MultiTopicSavePlugin. Needs a feature request, some design discussion and a committed developer to do it.

-- GeorgeClark - 17 Mar 2011

Is this still the current state of affairs? I've looked at CopyContrib, but it seems to lose revision history, and is copy rather than move.

-- JacobEtches - 20 Nov 2015

Nothing yet. Needs a developer or a business to "Sponsor" a developer to write the extension.

-- GeorgeClark - 20 Nov 2015

Changing it to needing a developer vs. needing a proposal. This could be done in an extension and doesn't have to have a proposal.

-- GeorgeClark - 21 Nov 2015

Thanks. This is a duplicate:

-- JacobEtches - 08 Jan 2016

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Summary Bulk Move many topics with no changes
ReportedBy VickiBrown
Codebase 1.0.9
SVN Range
AppliesTo Engine
Component FoswikiUsability
Priority Enhancement
CurrentState Needs Developer
TargetRelease n/a
ReleasedIn n/a
Topic revision: r6 - 08 Jan 2016, JacobEtches - This page was cached on 26 Jan 2021 - 23:22.

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