Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Tip of the Day: Metadata-only Content Without Configuration

Just a quick tip pulled directly out of the product docs:


Tip:

You can check in a metadata placeholder without specifying a primary file by entering an invalid path in the Primary File field. For example, entering the word placeholder into the Primary File field creates a content item within Content Server with the specified metadata, but no indexed primary file. Placeholders are useful for initiating workflows or making metadata available for searching and discussion.


Note:

 If you are checking in a placeholder using Internet Explorer version 6.0 on the Windows XP operating system with Service Pack 2 installed, the path used in the Primary File field must be valid, but end with an invalid file. In the following example, c:/ is a valid drive, but placeholder is not a valid file:


c:/placeholder

If you do not specify a valid drive, an error message is displayed. Pretty clever way of forcing a meta-only content item without the configurations in place!

It's always worth reading the docs!

 -ryan

2 comments:

  1. The question is, is there a way to prevent users from doing this (without a customization).

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  2. Interesting question. before answering I should hit the docs :)

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