Metaproperties and Options: Manage Metaproperties

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This article describes a section of the latest version of Metaproperty Management. You may not be using this latest version yet. Reach out to your Customer Success Manager for more information. Read more about the version of our Metaproperty Management that is generally available here.

Metaproperties are “metadata properties” or categories of information, that are used to classify and describe your assets in Bynder. Metaproperties contain values or metaproperty options, that users tag assets with during upload so that the assets are categorized and findable when searching or filtering. For example, the Continent metaproperty could have Asia, Africa, or Australia as options.

Metaproperties and their options are an essential part of your Bynder taxonomy and should be configured before you upload your assets.

Create Metaproperties

  1. Navigate to settings_menu.png Settings > Taxonomy > Metaproperties management and click Metaproperties and options in the left sidebar.

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  2. Click New metaproperty in the top right corner.

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  3. Enter a unique name for the new metaproperty in the Name field.

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  4. Select the Type for the metaproperty. You can see a preview of the type and the user experience in the Type preview section of the screen

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    Note

    Once you assign a type to your metaproperty, you can only alternate the Multi select and Single select options. No other type can be changed after saving. If you switch the metaproperty from Multi Select to Single Select, assets will remain tagged with multiple options.

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    • Single select

      Allows users to select one option from a list of metaproperty options. For example, a list of asset types where only one should be selected, such as image, document, video, etc.

    • Multi select

      Allows users to select multiple options from a list of metaproperty options. For example, a list of multiple regions where an asset may be used, such as Americas, EMEA, APAC.

    • Text

      Allows users to enter free-from text, such as the restrictions of an asset.

    • Date

      Displays a date picker to apply a month, day, and year to an asset, such as a deadline. Using a date picker avoids human error and confusion around different ways of date formatting.

  5. If you’re creating Single Select or Multi select metaproperty, you will see the following settings:

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    • Autocomplete search: Enable to have the metaproperty options display as a dropdown with search functionality instead of a list with options in the upload screen. If enabled, users can start typing the option they're looking for or scroll through the list of options. This is helpful if you have a long list of options.

    • Add new options: Enable to allow users to create new metaproperty options on the fly when uploading and/or editing new assets. If disabled, users will only be able to choose from metaproperty options added by the admin

    • Options: Enter the metaproperty options you want to add to the metaproperty (these can also be added later).

      • Press Enter to add the option and click trash.png to delete an option.

      • Click configure-users_plus-sign.png Add option to add another option

  6. Click Create metaproperty.

Edit Metaproperties

  1. Navigate to settings_menu.png Settings > Taxonomy > Metaproperties management and click Metaproperties and options in the left sidebar

  2. Navigate or search for the metaproperty you want to edit, then click it.

  3. In the middle interface, you can add metaproperty options for Select and Multi select metaproperty types.

  4. In the right sidebar, you can view and/or update the following:

    • Name: Click configure-users_pencil.png to update the name. Click new_metaproeprty_blue_check.pngto save the new name.

    • Type: Click configure-users_pencil.png to update the metaproperty type between Single select and Multi select. Click the toggle_app.png enable or disable the Autocomplete search and Add new options settings.

    • Visibility: Learn more about updating the visibility here.

    • Translations: Click configure-users_pencil.pngnext to the language that you have enabled in your portal (if applicable), to enter the translation. Click new_metaproeprty_blue_check.png to save. 

    • Asset bank views: Add the metaproperty to the Asset Bank grid or list view. Learn more about displaying this metaproperty in the asset bank views here.

    • Metaproperty details: View the unique Database name of the metaproperty as well as the Metaproperty ID.

Delete Metaproperties

When you delete a metaproperty, the metaproperty and all of its options will be deleted. Assets tagged with a metaproperty that you delete won't display the information anymore in the Asset Detail view.

  1. Navigate to settings_menu.png Settings > Taxonomy Metaproperties management and click Metaproperties and options in the left sidebar.

  2. Navigate or search for the metaproperty you want to remove and click it.

  3. Click the hamburger_menu.png button in the top right corner of the sidebar and select Delete metaproperty.

  4. Read the warning message carefully, tick the checkbox and click Yes, delete if you wish to permanently remove the metaproperty and all of its options.

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Tip

Did you accidentally remove a metaproperty? After removal, you have 30 days to restore your deleted metaproperties and metaproperty options in Trash. Read more about it here.

 

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