Metadata Field Administration

iconik lets you add and change Metadata Fields so that only the users which should have access to certain metadata have a view of that metadata.

Adding Metadata Fields

To add a Metadata Field:

  1. Click on ADMIN in the top navigation.
  2. Choose Metadata from the left navigation bar.
  3. Choose Fields from the tabs menu under the title.
  4. Click on + NEW METADATA FIELD to open the form to create a Metadata Field.
  5. The attributes window will appear.
  6. Fill in the Metadata Field attributes (Be aware that name and type can only be defined on the Metadata Field creation and never edited again).
  7. Click
  8. The new Field will appear in the list.

Updating Metadata Fields

To update Metadata Field go to the Admin page then:

  1. Click on ADMIN in the top navigation.
  2. Choose Metadata from the left navigation bar.
  3. Click the name of the Metadata Field you wish to edit from the list.
  4. The attributes window will appear.
  5. Edit the attributes to update.
  6. Click
  7. Additionally, if you wish to see how it looks, there is a list under Used in linking to the Metadata Views where the Metadata Field is used. Metadata Fields can be added to Metadata Views from the editor.

Removing Metadata Fields

Delete a Metadata Field that is not used in any Metadata View:

  1. Click on ADMIN in the top navigation.
  2. Choose Metadata from the left navigation bar.
  3. Right click the item to delete from the list.
  4. Select Delete.
  5. Confirm.

Delete a Metadata Field that is used in Metadata Views:

  1. Click on ADMIN in the top navigation.
  2. Choose Metadata from the left navigation bar.
  3. Navigate to each Metadata View under the Used in list on the Metadata Field.
  4. Once in the Metadata View editor, click on the X button besides the Metadata Field (write permissions on the Metadata View required).
  5. Navigate back to the Metadata Fields list.
  6. Right click on the item to delete from the list.
  7. Select Delete.
  8. Confirm.

More information on Metadata Fields