Metadata Format Template


SPListX provides a template to customize the metadata format when exporting column values to the metadata file. SPListX default formats can be customized using this template. You are allowed to customize the format of the value from the set of available or possible values for each column type. These customized formats will be used by the application when exporting SharePoint column metadata values to the metadata file. All SPListX export tasks will use this template to export metadata values to the metadata file, which can also be further in each export task.

 

1.

Select Metadata Format Template from Tools menu.


 

2.

The Metadata Format Template dialog will be shown as below:

 

Reset: This option resets the selected column type's custom format in the template to the default format of the application.

Reset All: This option resets all the column type's custom format in the template to the default format of the application.

 

3.

In order to edit the default format, double click the column type that you wish to customize and select the fields in the Edit dialog as shown below:

Double click to add field to the Custom Format textbox. You can type special characters to separate values between the built-in fields. Column values that contain multiple values in them will be separated by (;) semicolon when exporting to the metadata file.

 

4.

The edited column type will be shown in the Metadata Format Template as shown below:

 

The specified formats in the template will be used when exporting the metadata values in all the export tasks. If the format is not specified for some reason or if the syntax is incorrect, the default format will be used for exporting the metadata values to the metadata file (as mentioned in the "Format Example" column).

 

 

5.

Click Close button to save the applied changes.