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Managed Navigation URL Update Across Site Collections Fail RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    I am using pinned terms to create Managed Navigation across Site Collections that is consistent. If I add or update new terms in the source navigation hierarchy, the terms show up across the other Site Collections since they are pinned.

    HOWEVER, it does not carry over the URL I may set for a term. In order to update the URLs I have to delete the terms in the destination Site Collections and then re-pin. This is tedious and seems like a miss on Microsoft's part... if I am pinning terms, why are their settings, such as the Simple URL not carrying over?

    Thanks,

    Kelly


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    Friday, August 16, 2013 7:13 PM

Answers

  • Hi Kelly,

    This is correct. Unfortunately, term configurations like simple url is treated as a local property and hence donot get propagated to reused/pinned terms. This a serious limitation but it is documented vaguely in MSDN. 

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn194311.aspx   (check the section "Using terms in other termsets").

    Narahari

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    • Marked as answer by Kelly Rusk Saturday, August 17, 2013 5:40 PM
    Saturday, August 17, 2013 5:38 PM

All replies

  • Hi Kelly,

    This is correct. Unfortunately, term configurations like simple url is treated as a local property and hence donot get propagated to reused/pinned terms. This a serious limitation but it is documented vaguely in MSDN. 

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn194311.aspx   (check the section "Using terms in other termsets").

    Narahari

    ******If a post answers/helps your question, please click "Mark As Answer" on that post and/or "Vote as Helpful*******

    • Marked as answer by Kelly Rusk Saturday, August 17, 2013 5:40 PM
    Saturday, August 17, 2013 5:38 PM
  • Has this been addressed yet i.e. is the SharePoint team going to change this behavior. As it is now it is fairly useless to use managed metadata / term store for global navigation. Urls are always going to change.
    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 5:45 PM