Manage Applications

    Delete file metadata

    delete
    https://api.box.com/2.0
    /files/:file_id/metadata/:scope/:template_key

    Deletes a piece of file metadata.

    Request

    application/json

    Path Parameters

    stringin pathrequired
    12345

    The unique identifier that represent a file.

    The ID for any file can be determined by visiting a file in the web application and copying the ID from the URL. For example, for the url https://*.app.box.com/files/123 the file_id is 123.

    stringin pathrequired
    enterprise_27335

    The scope of the metadata template

    Value is one of "global", "enterprise_<id>"

    stringin pathrequired
    blueprintTemplate

    The name of the metadata template

    Response

    none

    Returns an empty response when the metadata is successfully deleted.

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    Request Example

    cURL
    curl -X DELETE https://api.box.com/2.0/files/12345/metadata/enterprise_27335/blueprintTemplate \
         -H "Authorization: Bearer <ACCESS_TOKEN>"
    .NET
    await client.MetadataManager.DeleteFileMetadataAsync("11111", "enterprise", "marketingCollateral");
    Java
    BoxFile file = new BoxFile(api, "id");
    file.deleteMetadata("myMetadataTemplate");
    Python
    client.file(file_id='11111').metadata(scope='enterprise', template='myMetadata').delete()
    Node
    client.files.deleteMetadata('67890', client.metadata.scopes.GLOBAL, client.metadata.templates.PROPERTIES)
    	.then(() => {
    		// removal succeeded — no value returned
    	});;