Metadata template

A template for metadata that can be applied to files and folders

string
58063d82-4128-7b43-bba9-92f706befcdf

The ID of the metadata template.

string
metadata_template

Value is always metadata_template

true

Whether or not to include the metadata when a file or folder is copied.

Product Info4096

The display name of the template. This can be seen in the Box web app and mobile apps.

object array

An ordered list of template fields which are part of the template. Each field can be a regular text field, date field, number field, as well as a single or multi-select list.

822227e0-47a5-921b-88a8-494760b2e6d2

The unique ID of the metadata template field.

string

The type of field. The basic fields are a string field for text, a float field for numbers, and a date fields to present the user with a date-time picker.

Additionally, metadata templates support an enum field for a basic list of items, and multiSelect field for a similar list of items where the user can select more than one value.

Value is one of string,float,date,enum,multiSelect

The category4096

A description of the field. This is not shown to the user.

Category4096

The display name of the field as it is shown to the user in the web and mobile apps.

true

Whether this field is hidden in the UI for the user and can only be set through the API instead.

category256

A unique identifier for the field. The identifier must be unique within the template to which it belongs.

object array

A list of options for this field. This is used in combination with the enum and multiSelect field types.

45dc2849-a4a7-40a9-a751-4a699a589190

The internal unique identifier of the the option.

Category 1

The text value of the option. This represents both the display name of the option and the internal key used when updating templates.

boolean
true

Defines if this template is visible in the Box web app UI, or if it is purely intended for usage through the API.

string
enterprise_123456

The scope of the metadata template can either be global or enterprise_*. The global scope is used for templates that are available to any Box enterprise. The enterprise_* scope represents templates that have been created within a specific enterprise, where * will be the ID of that enterprise.

productInfo64

A unique identifier for the template. This identifier is unique across the scope of the enterprise to which the metadata template is being applied, yet is not necessarily unique across different enterprises.

Response Example

{
  "id": "58063d82-4128-7b43-bba9-92f706befcdf",
  "type": "metadata_template",
  "copyInstanceOnItemCopy": true,
  "displayName": "Product Info",
  "fields": [
    {
      "type": "string",
      "key": "category",
      "displayName": "Category",
      "description": "The category",
      "hidden": true,
      "options": [
        {
          "key": "Category 1",
          "id": "45dc2849-a4a7-40a9-a751-4a699a589190"
        }
      ],
      "id": "822227e0-47a5-921b-88a8-494760b2e6d2"
    }
  ],
  "hidden": true,
  "scope": "enterprise_123456",
  "templateKey": "productInfo"
}