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  1. I need to export my metadata template to a sandbox BOX

    The aim is to get the possibility to export a metadata template and import it to another box environment like a sandbox environment.

    1 vote

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  2. 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

    22 votes

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  3. Metadata Driven Retention Policy based on 1 attribute, not templates

    requesting the ability to apply metadata driven retention policy based on 1 attribute, without having the need to create multiple templates just for 1 (or some) metadata retention policy.

    7 votes

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  4. 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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  5. Present metadata more prominent when selecting a file from a folder file list

    Metadata will be shown for a selected file in the lowest level of the Details area. Practically no user knows that metadata exists for that file. So metadata should be presented more prominent, or get an extra area.

    7 votes

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 2 votes

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  9. 1 vote

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  10. Compulsory sub-metadata once a specific metadata attribute has been chosen.

    We want to expose a sub-set of metadata based on the initial choice of attribute. For example, if you were to pick the attribute "size" it might then offer you a subselection of size variants.

    2 votes

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  11. 2 votes

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  12. Metadata field for a user name - ability to @mention or tie a metadata field to a specific user

    Similar to comments or tasks, it would be helpful to be able to autofill and insert a user's name in a metadata field.

    There are a lot of use cases here, e.g. establishing the content owner since oftentimes that is different from the folder owner and not easily discernible or searchable.

    Current workaround would be to use the text metadata field, which leaves room for user error, typos, or using different variations on people's names. A dropdown list helps with that but isn't a feasible option if you're choosing from a large set of users.

    1 vote

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  13. 1 vote

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  14. 1 vote

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  15. 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.

    79 votes

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  16. 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.

    18 votes

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

    Make users apply metadata as files are uploaded.

    65 votes

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  18. 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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  19. Add ability to localize Metadata attributes and values

    When adding new values/attributes to a metadata template, the same value is used by all users regardless of user's locale.

    For companies that have users in a wide range of geographies, it would be helpful to be able to give metadata attributes/values different names for different locales.

    4 votes

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  20. Permissions - Create a Permission Where Only Admins can Define / Change Metadata Values

    Restrict the ability to modify metadata values to a privileged user (likely co-admin)

    2 votes

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