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Prompt For Metadata Option Assigns the File Metadata To Copied Folder in Content UI (Doc ID 2374305.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 05, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Content - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On dragging-n-dropping a folder from a local drive into a Framework folder using Windows Explorer with the prompt for metadata option selected for the parent folder in the Content UI. When prompted to add metadata for the files within the folder from the computer and setting metadata for the files causes the folder being copied to get the same metadata as the first file that was prompted for metadata. If no metadata is defined for the files metadata prompts, the folder being copied gets the default metadata from the parent framework folder.

However when dragging-n-dropping a folder into the framework folder and the contributor DOES NOT change the metadata for the FIRST document prompt for metadata but moves to the second prompt and defines metadata and subsequent file metadata prompts, the folder only gets the default metadata from the parent framework folder. Then the contributor has to back into the first skipped file and update the metadata as needed.

Why is the folder getting assigned metadata from the first files metadata prompt and there is not a metadata prompt for the copied folder metadata?


This can be replicated executing following steps:

1. Create a custom metadata option list field with values in the list in the Native UI.


2. Configure a Framework folder to have default metadata assigned for Type and Security Group and enable "Prompt for Metadata" option in the ADF UI.


3. Open two windows explorers and open one to the Framework folder and the other to a local computer folder location with a source folder.

4. Select a folder on the local computer that contains files and drag-n-drop it into the Framework Folder.

5. When the Metadata prompt opens select a value from the custom metadata field option list for the first document being prompted and subsequent files.

6. Return to the ADF UI and view properties for the new folder that was dragged-n-dropped into the framework folder to see if the folder metadata for the custom option list field has been set to the value selected for the files in the folder.

Actual Result: The value selected from the custom metadata option list for first content item is selected for the Folder that was copied.

Expected Result: The copied folder should have a separate metadata prompt.


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