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Mediaflux Desktop how to videos

This page contains video guides for the Mediaflux Desktop which is the web based interface to Mediaflux primarily used to curate your data, you can control your project structure, make and apply metadata and search through your files and metadata.

Logging in

The URLs to the web based Mediaflux Desktop:

Accessing the components of the Mediaflux web based Desktop

Controlling Project Structure

Finding your project(s) and controlling their structure.

Defining your metadata

Creating metadata definitions.

Some useful metadata element types:

stringa sequence of characters“Some text 1234”
enumerationa list of options which retain the defined orderRed\Green\Blue
dictionaryThe name of a dictionary which contains an ordered list of optionsBlue\Green\Red
doublea double precision (64 bit) floating point data type (15-16 digits)3.141592653589793
floatN.B. due to rounding errors we advise against using floats, use doubles. They're a single precision (32 bit) floating point data type (7 digits)3.141593
longa 64-bit two's complement integer. The signed long has a minimum value of -2`63 and a maximum value of 2`63-19.223372037e18
integera 32-bit signed two's complement integer, which has a minimum value of -2`31 and a maximum value of 2`31-12,147,483,647
datea date which can optionally include time.2018-06-01
booleana Boolean data type is a data type with only two possible valuestrue/false
email-addressan email
passworda string that is neither logged nor displayed***
urlA Uniform Resource Locator (URL), colloquially termed a web address

Enumerations and Dictionaries

Creating your own Enumeration list and Dictionary.

Note: Dictionaries will always be presented as a sorted list of options, if you require control over the ordering of the list you should use an Enumeration which will preserver the order you specify.

Create and assign Metadata

Modifying Metadata

Metadata in namespaces (directories)


Moving search results

Downloading your metadata

One way (of many) to download your metadata from the Desktop

Applying Metadata to multiple assets

data_management/mediaflux/howto/desktop_video_guide.txt · Last modified: 2019/09/26 16:01 by Jared Winton