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Is an iPhone a good analogy for SharePoint Metadata?

When I try to explain metadata in a SharePoint context I turn my head to a simple document. A document have content as in what's written within the document. But metadata is all around the document ...
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Sharepoint metadata URL

You can use the SharePoint REST API for files and folders to get the metadata (or content) of the file. For your example, the server-relative endpoint URL would be: The file with basic metadata: /...
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Can not edit display name of list column

I found a way to fix this. My code, and others provided here, do not work. The schema xml has to be edited, i.e. like this: $w = get-spweb "http://pub.pdogs.local" $l = $w.Lists["Simple List"] $f = $...
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Office 365 New Library Experience and Metadata Navigation

Managed metadata navigation is only available in the classic mode experience. If that is necessary, revert your library in the Advanced Settings to classic mode. Features available only in classic ...
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What does Meta stand for in SharePoint 2013?

Meta-Data:- It means data about data. Or more precisely more information about some 'information '. In context of SharePoint (whether it's 2013) , in general it is information attached to elements. ...
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Is an iPhone a good analogy for SharePoint Metadata?

When I try to explain metadata to my clients, I usually reference Amazon.com example. I show them a typical Amazon site page and show them an ability to search for say, shoes. The I show them ...
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Multiple Managed Metadata Services

When you create the second MMS2, avoid adding it to the default proxy group. If you do, all web apps will have two MMSs, which should be avoided. My guess is that's what happened in your environment.
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Renamed terms still show as old one

There are two things you need to think about when updating terms. First is the actual term on the list item, and the second is optional if you have managed metadata refiners, and that is to update ...
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REST API for adding metadata to folder

Finally got it to work using REST API. But it involves additional REST call. Below is the code to Create a folder, from that code we will call the get Folder method to get the folder's ID: function ...
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How to find internal Column name in SharePoint

Step to see Internal column name: 1.Open list.(whatever your list is) 2.Click on gear icon located on top right side. 3.Click on List Settings 4.Then scroll down, you will find column names in left ...
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Why can't my value pass through JSON to SHarepoint list?

Two things: Your metadata type is wrong. It should be SP.Data.ChangeOfAddressListListItem. The format is SP.Data.(list name)ListItem or SP.Data.(library name)Item when adding or updating an item. You ...
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How to migrate documents with metadata to another site collection

If you can use PowerShell than there is one ready to use PowerShell commands mentioned in below mentioned article. How to Copy SharePoint Documents Between Site Collections Using PowerShell
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Bulk upload with tagging

If you have use of SharePoint Designer with your site, you could also set up a simple workflow to copy the appropriate parts of the file names into their target fields in the document library. As ...
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Bulk upload with tagging

What I typically do in this case would: Standardize the filename so that they are all in the same format. I see at least 1 file with a - after the date and the dates are not in the same formats. to ...
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Sharepoint - fast way to detect file size by URI using REST?

This example should work: ${site url}/_api/lists/getbytitle('${Title Name}')/items?$select=File/Length&$expand=File I can get data from Document library. Note: I'm using the SharePoint online ...
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Sharepoint - fast way to detect file size by URI using REST?

You can use below rest api to get file size without downloading file... <yourdomain>/_api/web/getFileByServerRelativeUrl('/path/file.ext')/Properties You will get one node with below name ...
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Sharepoint - fast way to detect file size by URI using REST?

The Files endpoint might be of use: /_api/web/lists/getByTitle('Document Library')/Files?$select=Size When I ran it against an arbitrary library, it indicated a lot of 0 file sizes, so ymmv. You ...
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Retrieving the file size / checksum

Make a GET request using this It will show response in JSON format. You can use the below rest Api to make a request. /_api/web/getfilebyserverrelativeurl('/Library Name/DocumentName.doc')/Length?@...
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Are columns part of Metadata?

So, Metadata is actually added information that will help you categorize and later on find the information you are looking for. Think of your MP3 collection (Or streaming service), your documents ...
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Are columns part of Metadata?

Yes, columns are considered metadata that help to sort/filter/find the information you are looking for.
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Is an iPhone a good analogy for SharePoint Metadata?

Metadata is data about the item which will help to make it search able /identifiable quickly. it is additional information about the item. In you example you mentioned Iphone, But using camera or map ...
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Managed Metadata Service Connection

If you click OK in that screen, the first MMS, where you currently have your term groups, terms, enterprise keywords and tags, won't be the default MMS. That means that all new entries will end up in ...
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Creating content types for non-Office files

The "Unknown Document Type" content type is used when doing automatic document parsing to allow documents that have a content type that is not necessarily already associated with a library to be moved ...
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Update Custom Field Type Field by REST API SharePoint 2013

So far found nothing for the answer. Seems it is not possible with the REST API. But if someone can correct me here, please add answer.
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How to add metadata to a Modern Page?

This doesnt seem to be possible yet via the UI. However, based on this Customize "modern" site pages link, I was able to add metadata using CSOM C#. You can also modify the same code for PowerShell. ...
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How do I add metadata to a Subsite?

You can't really add fields to sites. You can add properties to a site property bag, but that's not what you want to do here. I'll give you two options for doing what you want to do via list metadata: ...
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How to filter a document library based on Managed Meta Data

What you are looking for is "Metadata Navigation". if you go to: Library settings Metadata navigation settings Pick a field under Available Hierarchy Fields you will get a treeview with terms and ...
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Extract text from document name using calculated column

Instead of using LEFT and RIGHT, you could just use MID. Returns "JUNK" from the KGlasier example. =MID( [Doc Name], 10,4 ) MID( string, startChar, numberOfChars )
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SharePoint Search Result after updated Metadata

It might be a good idea to download the Sharepoint search query tool and have a look at the raw values from the query. If it shows the same result I'll say that is likely that the crawler is not ...
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