Workflow to remove, zap, reset metadata

08-08-2014 02:55 PM
Status: Open
MVP Esteemed Contributor
It would be really nice if we had a workflow to "reset" metadata to start all over. This is especially helpful for metadata associated with toolboxes (9x, 10x) that have been though some versions as the schemas have changed.

This could be accomplished by simply dropping an XSLT stylesheet to zap all metadata into the folder Desktop10.1\Metadata\Stylesheets\gpTools "clear all metadata content" -- this would avoid having to create and document yet another tool, yet provide this functionality easily to the more sophisticated metadata users that may want  or need this functionality.

The only workflow I can think of now is to create a blank metadata file ("<metadata></metadata>") and import it with th Metadata Importer tool.