[Solved] What is the json UserMetaNamespace type for

When I create a UserMetaNamespace of type JSON

it doesn’t appear in the list of of MetaData Types, neither in the file info panel

neither in the right click menu “Meta data”
Is this expected?
What is this json UserMetaNamespace type for ?
Tested with pydio cells 1.5.3 linux amd64
(Sorry to split in 3 posts, I don’t have the right to put more then one image in a post)

Hello @osoo,

The JSON metadata type is not really made to be used, it’s only for internal use, i would advise you to not use it whatsoever.

I thought this could be an (even more) metadata extension mechanism usable to implement user-provided metadata system.

Sample use-case:

  • Improved select list:
    • multi-select
    • dedicated colors (or even font-style) per option (+ multi-select)
    • user-editable
  • providing options translated in the frontend
  • provision/configure huge metadata set from externally provided JSON file
  • provide pre-configured sorting logic (years/date/integer/version number/…)

metadata is a very bright point of Pydio significantly better compared to all other software out there.
Providing extensibility to the metadata system is really a game changer.