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Data Migration Tips

4 Ways to Generate Documents for Data Migration

When converting NSF to PST, there are many options available. There are also many ways to migrate file attachments to a SharePoint library. These include standard lists migration, custom lists migration, document libraries migration, wiki pages migration, web part pages migration and publishing pages migration. However, as well as migrating file attachments to a SharePoint library, you may wish to create new binary files for your library. In this article, we’ll discuss four options you have for migrating certain document types in this regard.

1. Migrating documents by converting to Microsoft Word

If document creation in your workplace has been standardised around Microsoft Office, then using Microsoft Word for your document migration is an excellent choice. Since they’re both created by the same company, Office and SharePoint have the advantage of seamless integration, something that cannot be offered ordinarily. Some of the tasks that can be performed by users include opening documents from libraries, editing them and saving them all over again.

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What is Data Conversion?

Put simply, data conversion involves changing data from one physical environment format to another. Around the world — and particularly in the business world — data is shared from one computer to another. However, the hardware and software platforms that host this data aren’t always the same and, as such, pieces of data from one physical environment will not necessarily be compatible with the new environment. When this happens, data conversion is needed. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at data conversion, and we’ll also discuss some of the different types of data conversion, from converting music files to converting NSF to PST.

The simplest example of data conversion

The most basic data conversion example would involve converting a text file from one type of character encoding to the next. This example is simple because the characters are directly interchangeable; once the computer “cracks” the code, it’s simply a case of making the translation. Computers can be easily programmed to achieve this task.

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