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Applying metadata using an extended marker

This feature is only available when using Extended Markers.
Extended Markers are only available to Plus and Pro licensed users.

When configuring an extended marker you can make interactive so that when a user clicks it, a metadata macro is applied, or a metadata editor is revealed to let the user enter metadata in preset fields.This way you can for example change the workflow state of the assets.

Defining metadata fields that users can edit

Interactive marker - applying metadata using an editor

Open the marker's properties and go to the Action tab. Enable the Show Metadata Editor button and add the fields you want to expose to the user. For each field you can choose to Clear the existing content and/or to mark it as required before the user may continue.

Tip: If the metadata field has a taxonomy associated with it, users will be able to pick predefined entries from the taxonomy when the editor opens. By ticking QL only (see above) user will only be allowed to pick from the predefined taxonomy entries and may not enter custom tags in the field. This is one way to ensure metadata consistency.

Applying metadata using a macro

Interactive marker - applying a metadata macro when clicking

Open the marker's properties and go to the Action tab. Tick the Apply Metadata Macro checkbox and add the fields you want to update. Then choose the operation to execute (append/prepend/replace) and insert the new value in the field.

Tip: To clear a field with a macro, add the field and choose Replace, then simply leave the Value field blank.

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