The Required Metadata option available in the web client helps you avoid storing untagged files in the Daminion catalog. After the import process, you can define which tags should be assigned to your files. The imported files are registered in the required tags area, but they are unavailable for searching, downloading, exporting, etc. until properly tagged.
How to activate Required Metadata
To activate Required Metadata, log into your catalog as administrator, click the three dots icon in the upper right corner of the web client interface and select Settings.
In the Required tag menu, click the down arrow to expand the list of available metadata fields that can be added as required tags.
In our case, we have selected Rating, Event and Keywords as required tags. If the tag allows multiple values to be assigned to files, an additional, “Minimal number of tags,” entry will be shown.
If the selected tag is a long text tag that allows only one tag value to be assigned to the files (for example, Event, Project, Comment), specify the minimum number of characters the tags can contain.
Required Tags area
In the window that opens, start tagging your files. Once the tagging is complete according to the Required Tags settings, the Save button will appear. In our case the settings were one Rating, three Keywords and one Event containing no fewer than 10 characters.
In the screenshot below, you can see that one properly tagged image has been removed from the Required Tags area.
Once your files are tagged, you can start searching for them based on the assigned tags:
Learn more about Filtering and Searching in the Web Client.