To add metadata to your files, you must first create the fields you want in the Data Fields section of the administration pages. First, use the dropdown menu at the top of the page to select the catalog you want to create fields for. Then use the New Field tool to create a new field. In the blank text field, give your field a label. In the dropdown menu, choose what format of metadata you would like the field to be. axle supports five different formats:
Text A character-limited field that you can type into freely when editing a file's metadata.
Checkbox A box you can check or unchceck.
Radio Button Allows you to define any number of options from which the user can select a single choice. The options are presented as labeled radio buttons.
Dropdown Menu Allows you to define any number of options from which the user can select a single choice. The options are presented as a dropdown menu.
Text area A text field with no character limits you can type into freely.
Lastly, use the Sort Order to adjust the field's position. Lower numbers appear higher in the list, and fields with the same number are ordered alphabetically. Press Add New Field to add the field to the selected catalog. The field will be listed in the space below.
Create MetadataIf you created a field that uses subvalues, you can add them by using the blank field below the entry for that data field in the list. Each data field and subvalue can be renamed or removed at any time.
If you delete a data field, it will remove all data associated with that field across all catalogs.
Beneath the list of data fields you have created, there is a dropdown list you can use to copy data fields from on catalog to another. Simply select the catalog you want to copy from using the dropdown menu at the top of the page, then chose the target catalog from the bottom dropdown menu and click Apply.
To see a description of the metadata filter section, please read the section on Data Fields in the Admin Guide.
Once you have created data fields, they will be available to edit in the main interface. Simply select an asset by clicking its checkbox, or click it to see it in the player, then click the Edit button in the custom metadata section of the information column on the right to change the values. If you select multiple files, you can apply the metadata to all of them at once. Click the Save button when finished to stop editing and save the metadata.
If you don't see the information column, click the "i" icon in the top-right to make it appear.