An element can be linked to multiple metadatas in order to add more context to the project.
Common use-cases are:
Arkindex supports a few types of Metadatas:
Text, without formatting
Markdown, for text that needs formatting such as tables, list, etc. (More information about Markdown)
Date, for complete (year-month-day) or incomplete (just the year, or year-month) dates
Location, to specify a place by name or GPS coordinates
Reference, used internally during imports to point back to an external ID
Numeric, for decimal numbers that can be filtered on with comparison operators
URL, for HTTP or HTTPS links that will be made clickable
URL must be a valid URL starting with
Date must use a
YYYY, or declare a year interval with
Numeric must be a valid floating-point number.
Markdown can use Markdown syntax or a limited set of HTML tags. Special characters such as
> will be escaped.
You can view an element metadata on the Details panel, when browsing a project. The metadata list is collapsed by default when browsing folders, but will automatically be displayed when viewing details of a single Element.
If you have a write access on the project, you will also be able to add some metadatas using a simple form.
These endpoints are the most useful to handle Element metadatas: