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Uniqueness criteria on the documents uploaded into SharePoint 2007 RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    Working on integrating share point 2007 with an application through which people can upload documents. Share Point has uniqueness check on the documents file name. This integrating application doesn't have any uniqueness check on the file names. It allows any number of files with same file name to be uploaded and treated as different files. This application tries to upload all those files into a single document library in a share point site. Here, facing the issue. When multiple documents with same file name are uploaded in to a single share point site document library, share point treats the earliest uploaded file as version '0.1' and all other uploads and newer versions of the first uploaded file.

    Would like to know, if there is any option in share point using which we can configure share point to apply uniqueness check on some other document attribute instead of the file name.

    P.S: Can't enforce document name uniqueness in the other application. That application design demands allowing multiple files with same name uploaded, to be treated as different files.

     

    Any leads in to this achieving this will be very helpful.

    Thanks in advance

    Tuesday, November 2, 2010 6:28 AM

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  • when you upload the document there is a check box at bottom which says "Add as a new version to existing files" UNCHECKING this should stop sharepoint from creating new versions of file with same name.
    • Marked as answer by Emir Liu Thursday, November 11, 2010 6:46 AM
    • Edited by Mike Walsh FIN Thursday, December 9, 2010 5:50 PM Sig removed. Do NOT ask people to mark your posts.
    • Unmarked as answer by Mike Walsh FIN Thursday, December 9, 2010 5:50 PM
    Tuesday, November 2, 2010 6:32 AM
  • But this will also result in an error due to the fact the file already exists.
    Conrad Goodman MCITP SA / MCTS: WSS3.0 + MOSS2007
    • Proposed as answer by Conrad Goodman Wednesday, November 3, 2010 8:34 AM
    • Marked as answer by Emir Liu Thursday, November 11, 2010 6:46 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by Mike Walsh FIN Thursday, December 9, 2010 5:50 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Mike Walsh FIN Thursday, December 9, 2010 5:50 PM
    Tuesday, November 2, 2010 10:41 AM