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Metadata Forms

Use the Metadata Forms dialog to create, manage, and bind metadata forms to these CommonSpot object types:


Binding Object

Document Type

External URL

Image Type

Page Category

Render Handler



From the left panel of the Site Administration Dashboard, expand Elements & Forms and choose Metadata Forms to display this dialog.

This dialog displays the following options:

Binding Type - Use this dropdown to filter forms by binding types in use at your site. Based on object type, this view displays the complete hierarchy for the parent, such as subsites, templates, etc.

Metadata Form Name - Shows all existing metadata forms alphabetically by form name, as shown above. Toggle this column head to view metadata forms alphabetically by name.

Bindings - For each metadata forms identifies the CommonSpot object(s) to which they are bound. See the list of binding types above.

An icon representing the binding type displays to the left of the each binding. Click the broken link icon next to the binding record to display the Unbind Metadata Form dialog, to confirm unbinding.

Actions- Displays the following options:

The same standard set of edit, delete, copy and un-bind icons display for each form.

Note: This action clones the selected metadata form, fields, and security, but does not copy bindings or data.

The new form displays in the Metadata Forms dialog with the prefix Copy of, as shown below, but without any binding information.

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Add Metadata Form - Displays the Add Metadata Form dialog for creating new metadata forms.

For more information on this dialog, please refer to Creating Custom Metadata Forms.

Add Metadata Bindings - Displays the Add Metadata Form Binding(s) dialog, with options for binding existing metadata forms to available objects.

Import Metadata Form - See Exporting and Importing Objects.


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