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hb_221b
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Post by hb_221b » Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:21 pm

Can Mayan EDMS read metadata from the original file for example pdf format author’s name, keywords, and copyright etc. I am looking at various ways of automating the filing process by metadata indexing and wondered if this might be an option. I have had a good play and it works really well with metadata pairs added within Maya EDMS but so far I have not been able to pull out other metadata that existed in the original document.

Really fab software keep up the good work! :)

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Re: Metadata

Post by rosarior » Sun May 19, 2019 8:12 pm

Version 3.2 beta 1 released last week (viewtopic.php?f=2&p=1226#p1226) add a new app called "File metadata" (https://gitlab.com/mayan-edms/mayan-edm ... es/3.2.rst) which allows just what you describe.

It is a more general version of an app that was distributed by itself called "Mayan EXIF". It uses drivers to talk to system binaries that know how to extract file attributes. The app include one driver by default to interface with the "EXIFTOOL" binary. EXIFTOOL is able to extract the EXIF record from images file primary but has expanded to extract attributes from many more files like PDF and office files. Check the file support list here: https://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/

EXIFTOOL is included in the Docker image for version 3.2 beta 1 and greater.

The information extracted by the file metadata app is recorded in the database. It is searchable and available for indexes.

Give 3.2 beta 1 a try and let us know how it goes.

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