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Transfer a folder of documents between databases 
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: Paul Davies12381 01 Nov 2007
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We often get asked to transfer folders of email between users (i.e. on role change).
 
This is similar to the linked idea for calendars, but for email messages.
 
I have written an agent that copies entire folders from one users mailfile to another users mailfile. Having this functionality native would be useful.
 
In its basic terms - it is copying/moving folders and their documents between databases



1) Bill Malchisky9254 (16 Nov 2007)
As a role with all security measures being honored, that seems like a good idea.

Don't want all users in a DB to dump documents to another DB. That would have several negative connotations--especially with default forms in the other DB, LAN traffic, view and FTI indexing and end-users claiming that "oops, I didn't mean to dump 2k documents from my mail file into the company sales forecasting DB, can you help me?" ...maybe an Admin level feature only.
2) Paul Davies12381 (26 Nov 2007)
fair point. At the moment I do this as an administrative function anyway simply to copy from one mailfile to another
3) Peter Moline1403 (29 Nov 2007)
I've always thought it better to grant access to documents where they are, rather than move them around.
4) Paul Davies12381 (06 Dec 2007)
Peter - how would you do that effectively with a folder in a mailfile?










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