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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

    3 votes

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  3. 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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  4. Display metadata in Box Drive

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

    3 votes

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  5. 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.

    3 votes

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Enhance Metadata Search for Text field ("contains" instead of "exact match")

    Currently, texts in Metadata can only be searched by exact match. We would like to improve to make it "contains" search as it is available in standard search.

    2 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…

    2 votes

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  15. Meta Data

    Two Recommendations;
    1) When a file or folder has metadata applied, having a ICON on record (similar to a shared link or description) be visible.. Currently you don't know UNLESS you select the item and do to details to see if template has been applied.

    2) When metadata is applied, showing the metadata values when you select the record similar go to Details would be be great.
    When using Metadata the file or folder where the metadata is applied should clearly show (like a shared link or description) that met

    2 votes

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  16. Allow an upload of data for Options fields in Metadata templates.

    For the metadata templates, our team has large lists of projects, clients, names, etc that would be best uploaded for potential Option fields in various metadata templates. This would help upon setup and updating of templates.

    2 votes

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  17. Consistent menu in web app when applying metadata to file and folder

    Request to make applying of templates for files and folders consistent. Provide same menu item for file and folder when applying a template. Allow application of template on a file without previewing the file just like in folder.

    2 votes

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  18. Metadata Cascading with Overwrite does not update but deletes and creates Metadata Instances

    The request here is for box to update the current metadata instance object if already exists on a file/folder instead of deleting and creating new instance when cascading policy with overwrite is applied to a folder.

    Box in the current behavior of Metadata Cascading with Overwrite option deletes the
    existing metadata Instance and creates a new metadata instance object, this is causing conflicts when any custom business process through API has to manage metadata on items under the cascaded folders. The process gets caught into a scenario where between get metadata and update metadata methods during update the custom process…

    2 votes

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  19. Save the default view for STL files on upload

    We would like the ability to save the default view for STL files to save the orientation, render mode, and camera projection within the web preview

    We used to be able to save the default view for STL files within a Box3d Metadata of the file. We no longer have that ability.

    2 votes

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  20. 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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