I am confounded by metadata in AGOL. Layers in our enterprise geodb have metadata, but when published to a hosted feature layer, all metadata is missing. The only information stored with the layer is whatever was entered in the Item Description area of the Service Editor. I have enabled metadata for our organization. I found this in the AGOL help docs:
This seems to be describing my situation, but when I follow this, it doesn't work. It seems the only way to add metadata to a hosted layer is through the metadata editor, which is slow and cumbersome. Although all parts of metadata are important, my GIS Director is particularly concerned with the field attribute descriptions. Can anyone please give me some guidance on how to get metadata to show up in AGOL? TIA!