Bulk Change Files Metadata

Change the metadata of multiple files at once using a bulk change.

  1. In the content library, select the files, folders, or maps you want to modify.
  2. Right-click a file and select Bulk Change > Metadata.
  3. If you don't want to include the dependencies of a given map, like its child topics and submaps, clear the Include dependencies check box.
    Important: The Include dependencies option only includes the direct dependencies of the map. It does not include the binary files.
  4. If you don't want to change the resource-only files in a map, clear the Include resource-only files check box.
    Tip: For example, the resource-only files are your warehouse topics that have the @processing-role="resource-only" attribute assigned to their <topicref> elements. They are appended in a map but are not included in the output.
  5. If you want to include all map dependencies, including its indirect dependencies and binary files (non-text files like images), select the Include all dependencies check box.
  6. Select the box next to the metadata category you want to modify.
  7. In the Action drop-down menu, select one of the following options:
    OptionDescription
    Add to existingMetadata tags are added to the selected files.
    Clear fieldAll metadata tags in the selected files are cleared.
    Replace all withAll metadata tags in the selected files are cleared and replaced with the new tags.
    Find and remove theseMetadata tags are removed from the selected files.
  8. In the Metadata drop-down menu, select the metadata to apply the selected action to.
  9. Click Save.