Taxonomy Update Scheduler Timer Job
How SharePoint Updates listitems when the Managed Metadata changes.
First, be sure to have configured a Managed Metadata Service and have a termset to use.
Second, go to a site collection and configure a Managed Metedata field to use that termset.
Create a list item and assign it a value for the Managed Metedata field. Take note of the value.
Now locate the Timer Jobs in Central Admin > Monitoring. Scroll down or page over to the Taxonomy Update Scheduler jobs. I disabled all of the Taxonomy jobs for this demo.
Here are a list of my Web Applications. You can see how each Web App (image below) has a Taxonomy Update Scheduler job (image above) assigned to it.
Now go into your Term Store Management Tool (via /_layouts/termstoremanager.aspx”>http://<siteurl>/_layouts/termstoremanager.aspx ) and update the value.
The original value was Houston.
The updated value is Houston, Tejas.
Back on the site, it still shows the old value, Houston.
If we go into Central Administration and open up the Taxonomy Update Scheduler job, we can Enable it. Then we can Run Now.
After a few seconds, the Taxonomy Update Scheduler Timer Job will have completed. And after F5’ing our list view, we’ll see the updated value.
So that’s how changes to the MMS are pushed down to content.
Tags: Managed Metadata Service