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  1. 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.

    69 votes

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    not planned  ·  9 comments  ·  Metadata  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Metadata table(row: files, column: metadata keys)

    We are looking for a table type of view of files(row) and metadata keys(column), that allows us to be able to configure their own views of data in Box.

    It allows us to...
    - configure the view with applying metadata templates(can select the keys to show)
    - filter and sort the view
    - update metadata directly from this view
    - export the view of data to a csv file

    This sort of solution helps users to reduce the time spent for searching the content and updating the metadata values(and it would be competitive with SharePoint library view).

    61 votes

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    4 comments  ·  Metadata  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    A box-native metadata table is not currently on the roadmap, but we have launched our metadata query toolkit alongside a content-explorer element that can emulate the same experience.

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

    Make users apply metadata as files are uploaded.

    58 votes

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  4. 30 votes

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  5. starts with, ends with, contains in metadata search

    We have quite a large number of folders and files for a specific application in Box. To filter results, we'd like toi be able to use "Contains", "starts with" or "ends with" in the metadata search fields

    26 votes

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  6. 24 votes

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  7. Better visibility for file metadata

    We would like for metadata to be more visible next to the file on the preview screen instead of having to go to the metadata section and clicking on view.

    If metadata could be more easily accessible on the file, as well as when you copy/move the file within Box, it would be helpful if it went with the file too.

    22 votes

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  8. Japanese Metadata values are not fully indexed

    You have to fully match the values in order to search for the file. This affects files indexed by Box Skills unsearchable

    20 votes

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  9. Classification/Metadata Sorting

    The ability to easily sort or filter classifications/metadata templates

    18 votes

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  10. Group-based metadata permissions

    Allow for group permissions to be placed on metadata templates so that only those part of that group can add and edit the metadata template on content e.g. only the marketing group can use the marketing campaign taxonomy

    15 votes

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  11. 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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  12. Use autocomplete to select metadata templates

    I have a metadata field that contains a choice list that is 35 items long. Rather than scrolling down to select one, I want to type the first letter and have it jump down the list to the first item with that letter as the first letter.

    Before your most recent upgrade of the metadata functionality, I could type a letter or two into a select field and the field would auto complete with the choice in the drop down that most matches it. Now I can no longer type into the drop down list field. This really reduces usability…

    12 votes

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  13. 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.

    11 votes

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    under consideration  ·  3 comments  ·  Metadata  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Add ability to search for partial string matches in metadata fields

    For example, if your text field was "abcd", let the item be returned if you search for "ab" or "cd"

    10 votes

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  15. Exact Match for Metadata

    The search function should support “exact match” for metadata values.

    9 votes

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  16. 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.

    9 votes

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  17. We want to be able to filter by specific metadata template and attribute value at user activity.

    We want to be able to filter by specific metadata template and attribute value at user activity.

    By setting the metadata that means the confidential level to the folder and assigning the metadata in cascade, we can track the subsequent access status of the objects placed under the target folder.
    By tracking the activity of files with specific metadata (such as sensitivity level), we can detect data usage and security issues.
    By using such a method, we can detect security problems that could not be detected in the past, such as image data that is difficult to detect with DLP.

    8 votes

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  18. Dependent metadata fields

    Allow for dependent metadata within a taxonomy so that selection of a value on one field can drive different options on the others e.g. set value, show/hide

    8 votes

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  19. Add a report that lists metadata set for folders and files.

    There are many metadata templates, and each users can set them.
    In this situation, being able to see in lists what metadatas are actually applied to which files/folders and what values ​​are set can be very helpful in managing contents and metadata.

    7 votes

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  20. Universally apply multiple templates to a file

    Universal metadata fields:
    Today, metadata tagging is not universal. This customer sets the metadata tags for particular folders, and one of the universal tags is Community Name. They want to set up that metadata list on multiple file hierarchies; but they can't currently use the same metadata lists over and over again.
    Not every employee can see entire file structure; it's not owned by one person; when you define metadata as a list in Box - you apply it at a folder level, but we have non-overlapping folders that need same metadata.
    A metadata template can be applied, but within…

    7 votes

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