Basic Metadata Import

The basic import tool is fast and easy, but less flexible than the advanced metadata import using the Metadata Table Editor. General features of this importer are:

If desired, a metadata table can be edited later from within the Metadata Table editor as described in section 3.2.2. There, you can change the column data types (e.g. to types of numbers, dates, true/false) and you can designate a new key column.

To run the basic importer, go to:

        File | Import (Image Next_Folder_16_n_p) | Import Metadata (Image add_to_results_metadata_table_16_n_p)

The associated information can be viewed for a given data element in the Show Element Info view, as show in figure 3.11.

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Figure 3.11: Metadata associations can be seen, edited, refreshed or deleted via the Show Element Info view.