Metadata functionality is available in FileCloud 18.1 and later.
data that provides additional information about files and folders available in FileCloud using Metadata.Administrators can manage
FileCloud defines two levels of metadata definition:
- Attribute - defines a single piece of information that user can specify for file or folder.
- Metadata set - a group of related attributes with additional properties and settings. It works as a container for attributes.
Figure 1. Metadata Terms
Metadata Set types
FileCloud supports two types of Metadata Sets:
- Default Metadata Set - a special type of metadata set that is automatically associated with every single File Object when it is created, copied, uploaded, etc. For already existing File Objects it will be associated when the file / folder is accessed for the first time. Exactly one Default Set exists in FileCloud - it cannot be deleted, renamed or disabled, but administrators can customize attributes and permissions. Out of the box it is shipped with a single predefined attribute of Array type - Tags.
- Custom Metadata Set - a fully customizable set of metadata, defined by the administrator.
Managing Metadata Sets
The metadata set definitions screen displays the list of defined metadata sets. The filter text box can be used to filter the metadata sets based on the metadata name. The individual metadata set on the metadata list can be viewed, edited and deleted. New metadata sets can be added by clicking the Add Metadata Set button and filling in the metadata set definition form.
Default Metadata Set cannot be removed.
To delete an existing Custom metadata set definition: