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  1. Add metadata to multiple files (without using a folder cascade)

    I was wondering if it would be possible to add the possibility to add metadata to different pictures/files at the same time. We know it's possible to add meta data to a whole folder, but we would like the same to be possible for a selection of pictures within a folder. It is possible to add tags in this way, but not meta data.

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  2. Use Metadata Fields to Rename Files

    In Relay, under the Rename outcome, I would like to be able to use fields from a metadata template as pieces to rename the file (and have (2) etc. added to the end of a file name in the case that duplicate names are generated like Windows does).

    If a metadata template is part of a file request for a given folder, then I would like the option to use its fields to rename files through a workflow that is trigged when a file is uploaded. For example, when file is uploaded, rename uploaded file to "Submission by 'metadata-first-name' 'metadata-email-address'".

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  3. Download with Metadata

    I would like the option to download a file with its metadata added as a cover page.

    It wouldn't need to be formatted nicely, just anything that keeps the metadata easy to see once the file is downloaded.

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  4. Allow "date uploaded" / "date triggered" as metadata fields

    Even though a file already has the date it was uploaded and modified attached to it, it would be useful to capture a date automatically like this in the same area where user-submitted metadata appears.

    I would like a field in metadata templates and Relay similar to the date picker except that it only stamps the current date, so a file request could come in with metadata such as a user-entered email address and the date uploaded, without any chance of the user having picked a different date.

    We need to download files and have their metadata visible, so we…

    1 vote

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  5. Ability to identify meta data returned being customer inputted or Box System generated

    When using the method to return all metadata file.getAllMetadata();

    The response seems to be returning numerous sets of metadata templates that are attached to the file, both customer created and Box system related.

    It would be good if there was an attribute / flag to filter out values that are customer entered vs Box System generated.

    2 votes

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  6. Support OR matching on multi-select metadata fields in Metadata Query API to match functionality available in Search API

    Support OR matching on multi-select metadata fields in Metadata Query API to match functionality available in Search API: https://developer.box.com/reference/resources/metadata-field-filter-multi-select/

    Currently, Metatadata Query API only supports exact matches on multi-select fields.

    1 vote

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  7. Make metadata attributes required on templates

    We need a way to make selected attributes required custom templates, so that when the templates are applied to Folders/Files the user can not save the metadata form bypassing the required metadata.

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  8. 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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  9. 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

    4 votes

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  10. Ability to easily update metadata template

    I have created and used a metadata template to comply with Japan's Electronic Bookkeeping Law, but it is complicated to input the metadata.
    We would like you to improve the functionality to make it easier to input the data.

    6 votes

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  11. Ability to read the EXIF data in the photos that are uploaded

    I need Box to read the EXIF data in the photos I upload. Having access to that would make categorizing and finding assets infinitely easier. If I could sort by the metadata already included with an image file I would be able to find by date, location, resolution, etc automatically. A default metadata template should be created that matches that of EXIF data so that it automatically loads. You could then find the images you want by searching the EXIF data then could apply other metadata to add more relevance.

    7 votes

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  12. 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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  13. Metadata: enable cascading Metadata for custom Metadata

    I enabled Cascading Metadata, but can only use existing Metadata Templates. When I try to use custom Metadata that is not an existing template, I get error: "Cascade policy cannot be applied to custom metadata at this time."

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  14. Ability to preserve metadata when overwriting a file

    In order to overwrite a file, if you download it and then upload it again, metadata and other information that is set only for the file will be lost.
    Please make it possible to overwrite files with metadata and other information only on Box, without downloading.
    Or, please add the ability to copy metadata only.

    This would allow for more seamless sharing of data handled by different companies and departments.

    (Japanese)
    ファイルの上書きするために、ダウンロードした後再度アップロードするとメタデータなどのファイルにしか設定されていない情報が消えてしまいます。
    ダウンロードしなくとも、Box上だけでメタデータ等の情報を含めてファイルを上書きできるようにしてください。
    もしくは、メタデータのみコピーできる機能を追加してください。

    これにより、企業や部署毎に扱うデータをよりシームレスに共有することができます。

    1 vote

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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.

    3 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. 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."

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  18. 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.

    5 votes

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  19. 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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  20. 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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