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  1. I want to lock an instance's value of a metadata template

    Given that a template has multi-select that has A, B and C as value. Currently, if a user has attached an Instance of a Template to a file, on that Instance, a multi-select field has the value of “B”. If the Template is updated so that multi-select option “B” is changed to “D”, then that change will also affect the value in the Instance (and all other Instances of the Template). Because the value of “B” no longer exists as a valid option on the Template, Box cannot keep that value in the Instance. Similarly, if the option “B” was…

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  2. The ability to make Metadata through Box Capture searchable

    We would like to search for metadata uploaded by Box Capture

    4 votes

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  3. Enhance Metadata dropdown widget

    With the version of BOX - if you add a metadata dropdown - the user interface is fairly limited. For example if the dropdown has more than about 25 items - you not only cannot see additional items; you cannot even search for them.

    Ideally where would be a scrollbar on the dropdown or the ability to search for options contained within the dropdown.

    4 votes

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  4. Provide a single API method to upload a file and apply metadata as an atomic operation

    Unified Upload API (File and Metadata) - Having a single API call to upload a file (or file(s)) with associated metadata would provide large improvements in error avoidance and development logic. Currently, this process must be completed with multiple API calls, which leaves space for errors and sullies the user experience.

    4 votes

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  5. 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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  6. 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.

  7. 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.

    3 votes

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  8. 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.

    3 votes

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  10. 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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  11. The ability to drive unconstrained repeating metadata

    Essentially, this is allowing the ability to add metadata not necessarily from a drop down list.

    3 votes

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  12. Metadata Timestamp to reflect users timezone

    add a component to the UI that will automatically show the timestamp for the users timezone instead of GMT

    3 votes

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  13. Additional requirement to know in advance how long it will take to cascade metadata

    I would like to improve the time to add the Box metadata instance to the folder.This section explains the background of the improvement request.

    The following article from Box states that the time to complete adding a metadata instance to a folder varies depending on the size of the structure.

    References:
    https://support.box.com/hc/en-us/articles/360044195873-Cascading-metadata-in-folders

    ・Excerpt from the above article
    What is the expected time from file upload to metadata cascade?

    Applying metadata via the cascade policy is not an immediate action, and may take some time depending on the size of the folder structure.

    [Improvement Request Details]
    When I actually use this…

    2 votes

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  14. Comments should copy over when files are copied from one folder to another

    Not sure why this has changed, however, when copying files from one folder to another (inside a parent folder) it would be great if the comments would also copy over. They used to, up until mid-2021. For example, I have files I share for approval in a working project, that I copy into an ASSETS folder after approval

    2 votes

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  15. Ability to grant Metadata When Uploading Multiple Files in a File Request

    Under the current Box specification (December 10, 2021), when uploading multiple files at the same time using a file request, all files are given the same metadata. To comply with the Electric Book Storage Act, I believe that when users upload multiple files using file requests in Box, metadata must be attached to each file. We strongly hope to add the ability to grant metadata to individual files to file requests.

    2 votes

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  16. Enable option (e.g. Shield Classification tag) where users must provide a reason for changing a metadata value when updating a document

    Enable option (e.g. Shield Classification tag) where users must provide a reason for changing a metadata value when updating a document.

    This would be for very important documents.

    2 votes

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  17. 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

    2 votes

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  18. 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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  19. 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.

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  20. 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.

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