Note: Part 2 of this post is here https://pathikhrawal.wordpress.com/2011/12/04/my-links-migration-from-moss-2007-to-sp-2010-part-2/
While working on design of My Site for SharePoint 2010 and migration approach, I found that many users have lots of links under My Link section which should be migrated to SP 2010 as My links on their My Site.
Some back ground about My Links
My links used to be the top link in MOSS 2007 as shown below
This links “My Links” is not available on SP 2010 my Site by default unlike MOSS 2007, however functionality exists as is. There is a /_layouts/MyQuickLinks.aspx page on SP 2010 as well as shown below.
Where are links stored
In MOSS 2007, links are stored in USERLINKS table which is part of SSP Database.
In SP 2010, links are stored in USERLINKS table which is part of Profile DB database.
Now you can easily create links on Top bar or on My Profile Page with an additional tab. Which ever you like it. But the challenge is how will you migrate data from MOSS 2007 to SP 2010.
I will write about best approach for migration of My links from MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2010 in next article
Please visit part 2 of this post for code snippet.