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Metadata Forms

From the left panel of the Site Administration Dashboard, expand Elements & Forms and choose Metadata Forms to display a report of all metadata forms used at your site.

You can filter results using the following options:

Search: Pick from the dropdown, then enter an alphanumeric string to use as search criteria.

Binding Type: Use this dropdown to filter forms by binding types in use at your site. Based on object type, this view displays the complete hierarchy for the parent, such as subsites, templates, etc.

Click to sort by the following columns.

Metadata Form Name - Shows all existing metadata forms alphabetically by form name, as shown above. Toggle this column head to view metadata forms alphabetically by name.

Bindings - For each metadata form, identifies the CommonSpot object(s) to which it is bound. You can bind metadata forms to these CommonSpot object types. An icon representing the binding type displays to the left of the each binding.


Binding Object


External URL


Page Category

Render Handler



Multimedia playlist
Multimedia file

Click the link icon to unbind the metadata form. CommonSpot prompts for confirmation.

The Actions column displays the same standard set of edit, delete, copy and un-bind options for each form.

Add Metadata Form - Displays the dialog for creating new metadata forms . For more information, refer to Creating Custom Metadata Forms.

Add Metadata Form Binding(s) - Displays a dialog with options for binding existing metadata forms to available objects.

Import Metadata Form - Displays options for adding an existing metadata form to your site. See Exporting and Importing Objects.

CommonSpot includes the Export to Excel option in multiple reports throughout the system so you can conveniently collect and distribute data for import into spreadsheets or other applications that accept comma-separated values. Click this option to display a table of all fields within the current report, then select the fields whose values you want to export and save in spreadsheet or CSV format. Selected fields automatically display as column heads in the CSV output. You also have the option to change column names on the fly to customize your reports.


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