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How to achieve the function that upload mutiple files at once?

    Question

  • I'm using SharePoint online.

    1)Which app support bulk upload file function? Is there any demo for reference?

    2)If each file need set a metadata data "File Category"while uploading or after uploaded, how to achieve it

    Wednesday, January 11, 2017 5:03 PM

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  • Hi Lilian,

    There is a single page application named SLIM Companion that provides both functionalities:
    a. bulk uploads of folders /documents, and,
    b. support for custom metadata.

    See https://youtu.be/r3HnxCZ5auA for further details.

    The same functionality will become available in the very near future in a SharePoint hosted App.

    Note: I am affiliated with the vendor SLIM Applications.

    Paul
    Wednesday, January 11, 2017 10:45 PM
  • There is a Codeplex project that does this. 

    http://difs.codeplex.com

    Thursday, January 12, 2017 11:19 AM
  • Hi Paul,

    SLIM Application looks great, however, I'm afraid cannot use it due to license limited.

    What's the SharePoint hosted App you mean? 

    Friday, January 13, 2017 6:58 AM
  • Hi Lillian,

    To upload multiple documents to a library, you can click Open with explorer in the ribbon to open the library in windows explorer. Then you can put multiple files to the library.

    To set the File Category field for documents uploaded, I recommend to create workflow which is set to start when an item is created to achieve this goal.

    http://www.documentmanagementworkflowinfo.com/workflow/use-update-list-item-action-sharepoint-designer-workflow.htm

    Regards,

    Victoria 


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    Monday, January 16, 2017 2:15 PM
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  • Hi Lilian,

    The SharePoint hosted App is basically the functionality from the SLIM Companion tool (upload files/folders, support metadata, extract email metadata, previews emails, download complete folder structures) packaged as a SharePoint hosted App. The release is planned for 4 weeks from now.

    Monday, January 16, 2017 8:42 PM