I’m glad you can see the documents.
You’re not missing anything - we’ve had this request many, many times in the past. Almost monthly a similar request!
There’s a long standing feature request regarding this workflow, but ultimately we’re currently limited by the Django upload wizard and as such are limited by you having to specify the document type, tags etc before the document is uploaded, rather than after selecting a document.
Some of the foundations to be able to enhance this workflow are coming in the next major version if I recall correctly, but there is still a fair amount of work to do after that. Can’t give any timelines myself on that,
But for now, even with staging folders you have to choose document type etc first.
Some users in the api section of the forum have produced scripts etc to help automate the modification of documents after initial import, but changing after import is currently the only way to do it.
Of course, as with any Mayan feature request, an enterprise customer is welcome to sponsor this feature to get it implemented much faster if it’s important to them.
Please bear with us during the current global situation. The team all have families and local communities to look after as well as the community here. Responses may be delayed during this time, but rest assured we will get to your query eventually.