Export of Sharepoint Profile properties
Posted on February 21, 2005
I have to export the properties from on Sharepoint environment to another (from development to production).
In my development environment, i create the properties i need directly in the Sharepoint administration interface. When everything is approved, i export the properties directly in the SQL server. This is done by copying part of the contents from Profile database on the development environment to the production environment. The informations about the profiles are stored in these tables:
The propertyList table contains the actual definitions of the properties. The profileUI contains information about the presentation of the property, both in edit and presentationmode. The DataServicePropMap is used to map AD fields to the values of the properties.
Note that the values of the users isn’t exported by using this method.