Editing multiple resources

As well as editing individual resources, you can also edit multiple resources using a batch edit. This allows you to easily apply the same change to any number of resources in one action which can help with continuity.

To perform a batch edit you simply need to add your selected resources to a Collection and then choose "Edit all resources" from the collection actions list.

From version 9.3 users will be able to select resources straight from the search results. This will allow users to select from current search resources they need and then edit, add/remove to/from a collection or share (this will create a new collection). Moreover, this is available in both thumbs and list view. Please note the selection will be reset if a new search is run.


Depending on users' access, in the top filter bar (above results), a button to edit selected and one for clearing the selection (red) will be available.

If at any point, users would like to see what they've selected so far clicking on the "selection counter" will show which resources are selected.

Users can use shift + click to select multiple resources. Simply select the first one required, hold shift and then select the last one you want from the set. At this point all resources in between should become selected as well.

From version 9.0 and later, batch editing can also be performed directly on a set of search results by selecting "Edit all resources" from the search results actions list.

The batch edit screen differs from the resource edit page and will appear similar to the example below. Here you select the field(s) you wish to edit and then choose from a list of optoins depending on how you wish to modify the metadata. Please note that the options available will depend on the field type being edited.


The available options when editing multiple resources are as below

Replace all text/option(s) This will overwrite any data curently stored in the field
Find and replace (text fields only) This will replace all instances all matching text with the new text entered
Copy data from field (text fields only) (version 9.0+) This will overwrite any existing data with the value currently stored in another field for the same resource
Prepend text (text fields only) This will prepend the entered text to the existing data
Append text/option(s) For fixed list field types this will add any options to those currently selected, or append text to the end for text fields
Remove text/option(s) This will remove the selected options or text from data currently stored in the field
Revert to state as of date/time (YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM) This changes the field value back to the value that was current at the time entered (requires rse_version plugin to be enabled)