SharePoint: How to merge to merge terms in the Term Store with PowerShell

Nina Gallavan 21 Reputation points

I have inherited an issue with our Term Store in SharePoint. Initially there was only a Production tenant for the organisation, so prod and non-prod term sets were set up. Unfortunately, the Non-Prod term does not re-use the Prod terms, they were created as new terms, so all terms are duplicated.

Both Prod and Non-Prod terms sets have the same terms in the Production Tenant. Some of the production sites have columns that are using the metadata from the non-Prod term set.

The only solution I can come up with is to merge the terms. It is an extensive term set.

Is there anyway of using powershell to merge the two sets?

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  1. Haoyan Xue_MSFT 11,246 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Nina Gallavan ,
    Unfortunately , we cannot use powershell to merge the two sets of Term Store.
    So far you can only manually select the Merge term to achieve your needs.
    Note that the term that you merge with needs to be on the same hierarchical level, so if the term that you want to merge with is child to another term, you first need to move the source term to the same parent.

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