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Metadata type Multiple selection

Multiple selection metadata is a metadata type where a number of selections are presented to the user, who in turn chooses one or more of them. The person who creates the metadata field can set a value that is preselected if the user does not select one or more of the options in the list. You can also allow the user to create a custom option.

For example

Multiple selection metadata can be used to specify which department(s) of an organisation is/are to receive news. The options are then the departments that can be chosen between.

Example metadata multiple selection

Follow these steps

The Add metadata field button can be found at the bottom of the Metadata panel. Click on the button to add a new metadata field. A new dialogue box opens where you make settings for the metadata field you want to create.

Multiple selection

Click on the Add option link to enter the metadata values that the user can choose between for the metadata field. Click on the tick at the far right to add the option. Click on the cross to clear the option.

Click on the Import option from file link to import multiple options from a text file. The options must be in a completely normal text file (created in Notes in Windows for example) with only one option per row.

Check the Allow custom option box to allow the user to create another option themselves. The option is entered directly into the dropdown menu that appears when an option is to be selected for the metadata field.

Permit custom options

Click OK or advance to the Permissions tab.

Metadata is versioned, which means that you must always publish the changes you make so they appear online.

To add or modify a metadata field , "Manage metadata field " permission is required.

The page published: 2019-01-29

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