GP tool to create metadata Processing Steps

Idea created by curtvprice Champion on May 14, 2014
    • Hornbydd
    • curtvprice
    • mping
    Would be great to a have a metadata tool in the conversion toolbox metadata toolset to add processing steps to the metadata for example:

    AddProcessingStep_conversion(<dataset>, <description>, <rationale>)

    In addition the description and rationale text blocks, the tool would also capture the date/time and current username and write all this information as a processing step.

    A use case would be to allow a user script or model tool to document its results.

    Back in the day with ArcInfo Workstation, we used to have AML scripts record information using the LOG command. And users would also use that command interactively to leave notes to themselves documenting processing and editing done on a dataset.