Metadata functionality is available in FileCloud 18.1 and later.
The term Metadata relates to data that provide additional information for Files and Folders available in FileCloud. Since version 18.1 administrators can define sets of attributes that might be later associated with specific File Objects.
FileCloud defines two levels of metadata definition:
Following terms are used in the following documentation:
FileCloud supports two types of Metadata Sets:
To get started with metadata functionality, go to Metadata menu item that is shown as part of the left navigation menu in admin interface. In order to view defined metadata sets, the admin user must be the master admin or must have access to the metadata system. Admin user can be granted access to the metadata system through the Admins menu item on the left navigation menu.
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.
To add new metadata set click on the Add Metadata Set button. A new dialog will appear.
In order to complete a valid metadata set definition following steps have to be completed:
In order to specify permissions for individual user
When metadata set is marked as disabled it won't appear in the user interface and users won't be able to provide values for this set as well as search for its attributes.
Although user / group permission widgets look very similar to share widgets their behaviour is different. Read / write permission changes for each user / group is not changed when it is changed (this happens for shares) but all changes are saved at the same time - when the Create / Save button is clicked.
Each attribute can have one of the following types:
|Attribute type||Accepted values||UI editor type||Values validation|
|Text||Regular text value||TextBox||-|
|Integer||Integer numbers||TextBox||Type validation|
|Decimal||Decimal numbers||TextBox||Type validation|
|Boolean||True / False value||CheckBox||-|
|Date||Date value||Date picker||-|
|Enumeration||One value from a list of predefined values||Drop down / Select||-|
|Array (Tag)||A number of custom values provided by user||Tag Input - custom editro||-|
Attribute type cannot change
NOTE: Datatype cannot be changed afterwards
Array types (Tag Inputs)