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Lockable metadata (version 8.4 +)

Lockable metadata fields can be used to speed up the 'refine metadata process' after uploading new resources. This is intended for use when the default upload sequence is set to 'Upload first, then set metadata'.

How to use

In upload review mode, after you have uploaded your resources you will be taken to the 'Refine metadata' page.

To 'lock' a field, click on the padlock icon next to the field. The field will change styling to indicate it is now locked and the padlock will shut.

When a field has been locked and you click on the 'Save and Next' button the values that have been entered will be copied across to the next resource. The field can be unlocked again at any time.

To 'unlock' a field simply click on the locked padlock icon next to the field. The field will revert to the normal style and the padlock will appear open.

Lockable metadata screenshot

Administrator note

The configuration option to enable this functionality is below:

$upload_review_lock_metadata = true;

Note that if the user is operating in 'Set metadata, then upload' mode, then lockable metadata will not apply.