Advanced Metadata Import

If the information about the data is in an excel file and the entries in the first column are unique, then the Import Metadata tool described in section 3.2.1 can be used to define the table and import the metadata in a couple of steps.

In other cases, the Metadata Table Editor can be used to import metadata from an external file, or to create and populate a metadata table directly. It involves more steps than the basic import tool, but is more flexible and has some basic error checking associated with data types. General features of this importer are:

To start the Metadata Table Editor, go to:

        File | New | Metadata Table (Image motiflist)

This opens a new metadata table with no columns and no rows. Importing metadata using the Metadata Table Editor requires that the table structure is defined first.