An element can be linked to multiple metadatas in order to add more context to the project.
Common use-cases are:
Arkindex support 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.
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: