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  1. Metadata: enable functionality where users must provide a reason for changing a metadata value on highly protected content

    Metadata: enable functionality where users must provide a reason (e.g. a comment) for changing a metadata value on highly protected content.

    Possibly, we offer the option to configure Box Shield Classification Tags for this. E.g. The tag could say "metadata changes require justification."

    2 votes

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  2. Box Relay

    Allow metadata and other substitutions in the message body and subject lines of the Assign a Task and Send a Notification outcomes. We would like to be able to customize message body and subject lines with one or more metadata items. As an example, if we have a workflow that is being run for each of several subject people (think onboarding a group of new employees), the tasks will be assigned to the same user for multiple people. We'd like to add name of target employee in the subject line or body of the outcomes.

    7 votes

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  3. Visual colour reference on files as a label

    We currently use another cloud based system for image approval with a creative team. We are currently looking at moving this service over to box. Currently to approve reject images the team use labels. As a creative team they love labels as they are visual. A basic dropdown you can select against the image or multiple images that are colour coded without having to go in any sub menus to apply. Is there any plan to add a label function in box. Or is there one already that I’ve missed. I understand you can use tags/Meta data to do this…

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  4. Have the Box Metadata Live with the file in in the XMP packet

    Upon EXport of a file from Box all "Box" metadata should be appended to the XMP packet of Valid Formats under a Box Schema. For example, any image format should move with the associated metadata from one system to another if you have to export from box to a 3rd party dam you don't want to have to export all the metadata with it as a separate file - appending to the XMP would be very useful

    4 votes

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  5. Ability to track metadata template history

    I would like to have ablity to track history for metadata templates in user activity report or security report to know who has created/edited/deleted templates, and what has been changed at what timestamp.

    5 votes

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  6. Query 2+ Metadata templates together

    I am interested in querying 2+ metadata templates together via the MD Query API. Right now, I can only query 1 template at a time.

    47 votes

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  7. We need to have AND support in Metadata multi-select fields

    There needs to be an option, in searching for Metadata attributes which are multi-select, to choose AND or OR relationships between the chosen attributes.

    6 votes

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  8. Need a metadata field type of URL/URI

    I need a metadata field that contains text, but is presented to the user as a clickable URL/URI.

    2 votes

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  9. Global Metadata Variable

    Provide functionality for metadata variables to be referenced globally within other metadata templates.

    For example, company regions change annually. If we need to add a new region (South) to our current regions (Central, East, West), we have to update each individual template with a region field. It would be ideal if we could update the regions in one global variable that can then be referenced in all metadata templates. This process today is time consuming, decentralized, and error prone.

    26 votes

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    While we recognize the importance of this feature, it is not something we plan to introduce in the near term. We will certainly keep this in mind for future roadmap inclusion and we will keep the status of this request updated to accurately reflect our current position.

  10. Warning Message When Using the Overwrite Cascading Policy

    A warning message pops up When cascading template values to documents/folders, if the overwrite is going to affect several documents/folders. For example, are you sure you want to overwrite the values in *** of documents.

    2 votes

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  11. time zone

    All timestamp info associated with a file (such as that shown under File Information and Access Stats) should display the applicable time zone.

    3 votes

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  12. Allow AppUser in developer sandbox to use API to invite groups to folders in production.

    User groups belong to the production, and production-ready applications are not supported.
    Therefore, we cannot invite groups to folders in production.

    2 votes

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  13. Allow AppUser in developer sandbox to use API to create metadata instances in folders in production.

    Metadata is set up in folders in our production via API by AppUser in the developer sandbox.
    However, metadata templates belong to the production, and production-ready applications are not supported.
    Therefore, we can set item values for the configured metadata instances, but we cannot create metadata instances.

    2 votes

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  14. virus metadata

    With the virus scan metadata template that is available on an account with shield and virus scan on, I would like to see this metadata applied and visible on all files in my organization, not just those that have been detected as containing malicious content.

    It looks like the template was designed for wide spread application since its "scan status" fields contain results such as clean, suspicious,unscanned and unknown along with the malicious result.

    In this way we could have better understanding of how the box antivirus saw a file and be more wary when the results are such as…

    3 votes

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  15. Display metadata in Box Drive

    It would be nice to see input metadata for files in the Box Drive file system.

    7 votes

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  16. Export input metadata from file upload forms

    It would be nice to be able to export a CSV of input metadata during a file upload request.

    For example, if I create a metadata template and add those attributes as fields to my file upload form and the uploader inputs their name, email, and other requested details into those fields, I'd like to be able to export the data to a CSV for the folder they uploaded their files to and see columns for each field on the form (including attributes from the metadata template). It would be nice if the export could contain fields on the form…

    9 votes

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  17. using upload folder events to update metadata field value

    when our suppliers upload a document under a folder, the metadata field- status field should be set as Submitted.

    2 votes

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  18. Show file/metadata info from Photoshop image files

    Photographers submit their images to our Box account for use in our publications. The industry standard is for professional photographers to add metadata like the photo credit and caption to each photo using the "File Info" tool in Photoshop. Unfortunately, after doing so and then uploading the images to Box, the metadata added in Photoshop is not visible in Box's metadata section. Please consider exposing this info under "details" or "metadata."

    Extra credit: Allow us to edit that same metadata in Box. Doing so would allow the correct credit and caption info to flow into our InDesign layouts. Saving lots…

    20 votes

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    While we recognize the importance of this feature, it is not something we plan to introduce in the near term. We will certainly keep this in mind for future roadmap inclusion and we will keep the status of this request updated to accurately reflect our current position.

  19. Move order of Metadata Template Fields

    When editing an existing Metadata template, I would like to be able to move or shuffle the order of the fields.

    I created an applicant metadata template and need to add in a dropdown for field for "Education Major." Currently the Education fields are towards the top of the template. I would like to be able to insert a field or move the fields to maintain grouping without having to rebuild the whole template.

    3 votes

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  20. Uploader Name in Metadata / extractable form

    Hey there, would love to have the ability to take the uploader name from the metadata, or something similar. Our workflows require files to be renamed for archive with that information, and having it in a metadata form would enable us to fully automate that process, rather than have it semi-automated as it is currently. Thank you.

    5 votes

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