Using File Attributes
Editing File Attributes
Once a template has been published, the File Attributes will be added to all your projects and applied to the files stored in Trimble Connect.
To edit file attributes
Open one of your projects in Trimble Connect for Browser.
Go to the Explorer page.
Select the file you want to edit.
The Details panel opens on the right side.
File attributes will be shown at the top of the Details section.
On the Details panel, click the Edit button shown next to the file or folder name.
The panel will change to Edit Mode.
Edit the file attributes.
Click the Save button.
View File Attributes in the Data Table
You can change the table column content to a File Attributes property by clicking the dropdown button next to the column header.
You can also sort the table columns.
Filter the Data Table
To filter the current folder’s file content based off the File Attributes you can use the filters shown above the table.
If some of the attributes are missing from the filters above the table, you will see an All filters button which will open the Filter panel.
You can search for files based on the File Attributes values by clicking the Advanced Search text in the search header.
You can search by 1 or all the File Attributes that were defined in the File Attributes template.
Bulk add / edit file attributes
Bulk add / edit file metadata/attributes is possible. There are 2 options -
Update metadata for selected files
Update metadata for files belonging to folders
NOTE : Selecting folder(s) will update the metadata for files belonging to the particular folder(s) but not the nested folders. We had to restrict updates for files belonging to particular folder for performance reasons.
Clicking on “Change file metadata” from the right panel will list the project’s file metadata/custom attributes.
For example, in case above, it will show -
You can then add the metadata to the selected files. In case a large number of files are selected, the update might take some time.