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  1. Data report (export) from Lite or Individual accounts

    Provide users who have an individual (Lite) account with the ability to export a report on data stored and data collaboration - as per a business account.
    This would be beneficial for data auditing.

    1 vote

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  2. 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…

    1 vote

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  3. Attribute dropdown list for performing Metadata searches in Box

    We need a way to search for assets with metadata WITHOUT having to manually enter in the values into the Advanced Search tool.
    Without this important feature, users are forced to have to know beforehand or remember the values associated with each metadata atttribute.
    If someone had no idea which values to input into the search tool to search for assets, then how would they perform a search?

    1 vote

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  4. Provide enterprise configuration of folder metadata cascade

    1. Provide an enterprise configuration option that would allow viewing/editing/adding folder level metadata without also enabling the ability to cascade metadata.
    2. Provide an enterprise configuration option that would limit the ability to initiate cascading metadata to owners and co-owners.
    3. Provide an enterprise configuration option that would limit the ability of a template to be cascaded.
    5 votes

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  5. Upload embedded metadata for search

    We would like to have the ability to have metadata search work for files that are uploaded to Box, if the metadata was already embedded on the file before the upload
    “For example, a .jpg with metadata from Photoshop typed in”

    5 votes

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  6. We would like the ability to put a specific Matadata as our home page.

    We would like the ability to select certain Matadata as our home page. This would allow for us to really customize our home page to our specific needs and the ability to adjust it easily, vs using the favorites.

    1 vote

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  7. Comments don't copy/move when I copy/move files.

    I would be grateful if the important comments made on files aren't deleted when I move or copy those files.

    1 vote

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  8. Metadata search activity report and tagging notifications

    Is there a way to report out on metadata search activities? We'd like to get analytics on our team activities with metadata searches and the frequencies. We'd also like to set-up email notifications notifying admin users when a file has been tagged.

    6 votes

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  9. 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.

    23 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

    17 votes

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  11. Metadata template dropdown menu

    The ability to sort items on dropdown menu when creating/editing metadata template.

    6 votes

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  12. 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

    14 votes

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  13. Improve consistency of UX between Folder & File metadata in web app

    Right now (July 2019) in the FLMD public beta, the UX for Folder level metadata is very inconsistent (and arguably more cumbersome) than File level metadata.

    For Folder level metadata, the metadata modal only displays after clicking "Edit", which is unintuitive since most users will just be viewing and not editing the Folder metadata.

    5 votes

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  14. Exact Match for Metadata

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

    9 votes

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  15. Classification/Metadata Sorting

    The ability to easily sort or filter classifications/metadata templates

    18 votes

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Update folder metadata

    I am not able to get complete documentation on Updating folder metadata action for the Box API. Based on the examples I see online, there seems to be body parameter information missing from the box.dev site, and the documentation on the developer.box.com API Reference site is mostly blank.

    1 vote

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  19. 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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  20. Don't have incidence on rights in a tree when rights are updated in sub-folders

    When You put rights on a root folder, if You need to change the rights for an user in sub-folder, the impact is on the whole tree and this is not really cool... The best way is to keep the rights functionality but to forget the incidence when You change rights on sub-folders.
    It's very important !

    1 vote

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