SharePoint 2013, library word document template metadata lost while uploading to another library

KKaoChi 21 Reputation points

The word document template is for library A, which has unique metadata/document properties, i.e. Price, amount, etc. It works as expected when uploading it to library A, all the metadata was correctly populated into the related columns.

However, when I upload this word document template into another library "B" (which is just an empty library), the original document metadata/properties of this document template are overwritten/wipe to default metadata that library "B" has. The template's unique metadata/properties is lost.

Does this normal? is there a way to keep the document's original unique metadata/property when uploading to another library that has different columns?

Thanks in advance, any suggestion would really help me out!


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  1. Echo Du_MSFT 16,936 Reputation points

    Hello @KKaoChi ,

    Welcome to Q&A Forum!

    Does the Word document template you mentioned refer to your custom Content Type? And the custom Content Type has a new Word document template.

    For example:




    Then you upload the Word document template to empty LibraryB.


    Therefore, when you click this Word document template file, you will find that the original metadata/properties of this document template are overwritten with the default metadata of LibraryB.


    If you want to use these metadata/properties of this document template in LibraryB, we recommend that you add a custom Content Type to LibraryB.

    Echo Du


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