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!
Did you find a resolution? We are experiencing a similar issue. We can get to the metadata in our enterprise service, but it views as a cryptic XML file which is not very user friendly. In our Portal for ArcGIS deployment, there is a metadata link in each content item details (not the blue button but a separate link) and that works wonderfully but I cannot replicate this in AGO.
This is something we are also interested in. It seems when we pull a dataset from an open source, the metadata associated with it disappears. I cannot figure out why all associated metadata would not follow with the download. I would love to know if anyone has figured out this issue.