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Merging site collection without changing URLs RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    My current SharePoint website is divided into multiple Site Collections. I want to merge those so that it is all one Site Collection with individual Sites. I need to find a way though to keep the URLs that point to document libraries and lists the same as before the merge.

    The reason I need to keep the URLs is that I am using a third party lookup column in the lists that points to other cross-site lists referenced by an absolute path. If my URLs change I will have to go and delete the column from all my lists and recreate it, which also means I would have to repopulate the column in every list. This would be an incredibe amount of work.

    Is there any way to change the URLs of Sites so that they mimick the URL structure of Site Collections?

    For example, my current structure looks like this:

    I want to change this to:

    I hope this makes sense. Thanks for the help.

    Tuesday, January 11, 2011 10:49 PM

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  • Hi,

    Thanks to share your post.

    For the issue, you may try to firstly delete the site collection site, and then create the sub site in the root site.

    And for the detailed information:

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-designer-help/create-a-sharepoint-site-HA010131447.aspx.

    Hope this could help you!

    Leo

    • Marked as answer by Leoyi Sun Friday, January 21, 2011 7:18 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by andreasbbbbb Sunday, January 23, 2011 9:26 PM
    Thursday, January 13, 2011 9:02 AM
  • Thanks for the comment Leo,

    the problem when I create a sub site in the root is that SharePoint will create it at:

    http://mysite/A

    instead of

    http://mysite/sites/A

    Is there a way to tell SharePoint to create a site at a different location than the default one?

    Tuesday, January 18, 2011 9:54 PM
  • Hi,

    Thanks to follow up your post.

    For the issue, please referrer to the link:

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en/tfssetup/thread/f423a5f4-c87f-426b-a424-55ba134d41e4.

    Hope it helps!

    Leo

    • Marked as answer by Leoyi Sun Friday, January 21, 2011 7:18 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by Mike Walsh FIN Friday, January 21, 2011 7:21 AM
    Wednesday, January 19, 2011 2:44 AM
  • Sorry Leo, I don't quite understand what is being discussed in the link you sent me. Is it telling me how to change the default location of where Sites are being created in SharePoint 2007?
    Friday, January 21, 2011 4:54 AM
  • hi,

    thanks to follow up.

    yes, you may learn to change the default location of the site that is created in sharepoint 2007.

    Best Regards!

    Leo

    • Marked as answer by Leoyi Sun Tuesday, February 8, 2011 3:48 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by andreasbbbbb Tuesday, February 8, 2011 4:05 AM
    Friday, January 21, 2011 7:18 AM
  • I am sorry, but I don't see any information in that post about changing the default site location. They seem to be talking about an error that comes up when they change the location, but not about the actual process of how to do it.

    Can you provide me with more information, please?

    Sunday, January 23, 2011 9:28 PM
  • I am sorry Leoyi, but how can you mark this as the answer? I still don't know how to change the default site location.
    Tuesday, February 8, 2011 4:04 AM