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  1. Metadata field for a user name - ability to @mention or tie a metadata field to a specific user

    Similar to comments or tasks, it would be helpful to be able to autofill and insert a user's name in a metadata field.

    There are a lot of use cases here, e.g. establishing the content owner since oftentimes that is different from the folder owner and not easily discernible or searchable.

    Current workaround would be to use the text metadata field, which leaves room for user error, typos, or using different variations on people's names. A dropdown list helps with that but isn't a feasible option if you're choosing from a large set of users.

    1 vote

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  2. 1 vote

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  3. Custom Columns (with sort) in Files List (Kind, Metadata, Access Stats, etc.)

    The webapp defaults to showing the user 3 columns - Name, Modified, and Size.

    This request is to allow the user to customize which columns are shown -- i.e., show me the Name, Size, and Metadata field X columns, but nothing else. Or show me the Name, Modified, and Access Stats (Previews) columns.

    Example columns to choose from:
    -Name
    -Size
    -Kind (File Type)
    -Access Stats (Preview, Download, etc.)
    -Metadata (specific template/field)
    -Created Date
    -Updated/Modified Date
    -Description
    etc.

    86 votes

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  4. Metadata Versioning History

    As we need to meet specific regulatory or compliance requirements, it's helpful to have a history of the metadata attributes that are applied to a folder or file.

    It would be ideal if this was versioned on files/folders in the UI or reportable via user reports.

    22 votes

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    Although we do not plan to introduce this feature in the near term, we recognize its importance. 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.

  5. Required Metadata - Require Metadata Upon Upload by End User

    Make users apply metadata as files are uploaded.

    74 votes

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  6. Improve Indexing Delay for Custom Metadata

    Indexing Delay (Custom metadata is only accessible via index and there's a 5-10 minute delay between that shows in the search index)

    14 votes

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  7. Add ability to localize Metadata attributes and values

    When adding new values/attributes to a metadata template, the same value is used by all users regardless of user's locale.

    For companies that have users in a wide range of geographies, it would be helpful to be able to give metadata attributes/values different names for different locales.

    4 votes

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  8. Metadata Search - Only Show Relevant Templates (That Are Already Applied to Content I have Access To)

    Currently the Webapp Search UI filters for Metadata Templates show the user ALL Metadata Templates that are in their EID, regardless of whether the specific user actually has access to any content where that Template is being used.
    This leads to a cluttered list of Metadata Templates in the webapp search filters UI when an EID has many Metadata Templates.

    10 votes

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  9. Permissions - Create a Permission Where Only Admins can Define / Change Metadata Values

    Restrict the ability to modify metadata values to a privileged user (likely co-admin)

    2 votes

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  10. 32 votes

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  11. 6 votes

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  12. Enable Self-Serve Creation of Metadata Templates by Non-Admins

    Customers would like a way to provide a sub-set of capabilities to their end-users to create metadata templates, without having to give them a co-admin level access to Box admin console.

    6 votes

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  13. Allow External Collaborators to Apply Metadata Templates / Add Values

    Currently, external collaborators in folders cannot apply metadata templates that originate in the folder owner's EID.

    REQUEST: Allow external collaborators to take advantage of applying Metadata Templates to folders based on the owner of the folder.

    2 votes

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  14. 4 votes

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    not planned  ·  vlarco responded

    Narrower use case than the other items on our roadmap so it will not be prioritized.

  15. Metadata on Bookmarks

    We heavily use Bookmarks for things that do not live within Box. We would like to have metadata applied to bookmarks for further search functionality.

    3 votes

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  16. Allow for more than 500 metadata templates

    Need to be able to support very granular use-cases throughout a variety of business units and 500 templates isn't enough to support this effort

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  17. The ability to make Metadata through Box Capture

    We would like to search for metadata uploaded by Box Capture

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  18. Auto transcribe associated Metadata into text as the file description upon import

    Our admin would like his metadata fields to be transcribed into basic text and added to the file in the description field.

    This will help admins and users understand more context about the file without having to look at each metadata field.

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  19. Allow for multi language support of metadata keys

    It would be helpful to allow for admins to input their own translations of metadata keys that match supported languages of other parts of the webapp that are already localized.

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  20. Expose timestamp in the Web UI on date fields for Custom Metadata

    This has to do with how metadata is presented in the Box UI - it should show both date and time values.

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