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  1. 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

    25 votes

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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…

    4 votes

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  6. 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.

    1 vote

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  7. Limit the use of specific metadata templates to specific folders and specific user-owned content.

    When using metadata, it is important to gain the benefits of adding and managing metadata templates, but at present, anyone with authority can use any metadata template.
    You can manage your content more sophisticatedly by limiting the use of specific metadata templates to specific folders.

    5 votes

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  8. 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…

    1 vote

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  9. Show file/metadata info from Photoshop image files

    Photographers submit their images to our Box account for use in our publications. The industry standard is for professional photographers to add metadata like the photo credit and caption to each photo using the "File Info" tool in Photoshop. Unfortunately, after doing so and then uploading the images to Box, the metadata added in Photoshop is not visible in Box's metadata section. Please consider exposing this info under "details" or "metadata."

    Extra credit: Allow us to edit that same metadata in Box. Doing so would allow the correct credit and caption info to flow into our InDesign layouts. Saving lots…

    2 votes

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  10. The ability to make Metadata through Box Capture searchable

    We would like to search for metadata uploaded by Box Capture

    3 votes

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  11. 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).

    59 votes

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    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.

  12. Ability to type metadata date in addition to using the date picker on metadata templates

    Selecting dates far in the future or past is tedious. Selecting the year 1920, for example, requires clicking into the year dropdown menu in 10 year increments (9 clicks!). It would be a lot easier to type in the date desired.

    1 vote

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  13. Display metadata in Box Drive

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

    1 vote

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  14. Export input metadata from file upload forms

    It would be nice to be able to export a CSV of input metadata during a file upload request.

    For example, if I create a metadata template and add those attributes as fields to my file upload form and the uploader inputs their name, email, and other requested details into those fields, I'd like to be able to export the data to a CSV for the folder they uploaded their files to and see columns for each field on the form (including attributes from the metadata template). It would be nice if the export could contain fields on the form…

    1 vote

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  15. using upload folder events to update metadata field value

    when our suppliers upload a document under a folder, the metadata field- status field should be set as Submitted.

    1 vote

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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. Move order of Metadata Template Fields

    When editing an existing Metadata template, I would like to be able to move or shuffle the order of the fields.

    I created an applicant metadata template and need to add in a dropdown for field for "Education Major." Currently the Education fields are towards the top of the template. I would like to be able to insert a field or move the fields to maintain grouping without having to rebuild the whole template.

    1 vote

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  18. 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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  19. Ability to remove metadata template that has cascaded down from all children

    Similar to removal of Classification from all children items, provide the ability to remove metadata template that cascaded down from all the children. Basically undo metadata cascade.

    4 votes

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  20. 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.

    1 vote

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