Metadata Fields in Cascade

Built-in Metadata Fields

Metadata fields are the default fields that are included with Cascade. They include:

  • Display Name - Commonly the short name of the asset title. Similar to a breadcrumb link or site map reference.
  • Title - The title of the asset.
  • Summary - The synopsis of the asset.
  • Teaser - A short enticing phrase about the asset.
  • Keywords - Words or phrases about the asset.
  • Description - The description of the asset.
  • Author - The person or organization responsible for the asset.
  • Review Date - An optional date/time chooser; this field specifies when the asset's content should be reviewed.
  • Start Date - An optional date/time chooser; this field specifies the date and time the asset should "go live".
    • Until the Start Date the asset will not be eligible for indexing or publishing.
    • If the asset is enabled for publishing, it will be published to all applicable Destinations at the Start Date.
  • End Date - An optional date/time chooser; this field specifies the date and time the content should no longer be public.
    • At the End Date, the asset is moved to an Expiration Folder, if specified, and Include when publishing and Include when indexing options are turned off for publishable assets.
    • If system email is configured, expiration warning notices will be sent to the user that last modified the asset.
    • If that user no longer exists, the expiration notice will be sent to the user that created the asset.
    • If neither user can be found, no expiration notice is sent.
    • You can specify how many days prior to an asset's expiration a first and second warning email should be sent in your System Preferences.
  • Expiration Folder - An optional folder chooser; this field specifies which folder the content should be moved to upon reaching the End Date.
    • Assets which have an Expiration Folder can be automatically unpublished from all applicable Destinations if the site has the Unpublish assets when they are moved to an expiration folder option enabled in its Site Settings.

Display Name, Title, Summary, Teaser, Keywords, Description, and Author are all free-form text fields.

Custom (or Dynamic) Metadata

Custom (or dynamic) metadata fields can include:

  • Custom Text fields.
  • Custom Date-time fields.
  • Custom Dropdown boxes with an optional preset default value.
  • Custom Radio button options with an optional preset default value.
  • Custom Checkbox options with an optional preset default value.
  • Custom Multiselect options with optional preset default values.

Custom Metadata fields are especially effective in allowing users to set categories for content (news, course catalogs, and departments, for example). They are also useful in creating filters for the use and display of content (e.g. creating a toggle for displaying or hiding content on a navigation menu).