I have about 250 Feature class files that need Metadata added to them. I thought that you could create the metadata for 1 and then import that into the rest of them by using the Import button in the metadata description in Arc Catalog. I have tried this and it does nothing. I have also tried exporting an .XML file and using the import from .XML but nothing happens again. Is this a bug in 10.1. If so ESRi can you please putting stuff on the internet of how easy handleing metadata is with Arc 10.
Has anyone got any ideas before I embark on a very boring week of copying and pasting metadata.
I was having the same problem earlier today. I don't know why, but I cannot use the Import Metadat tool but if I use Metadata Importer it processes just fine. Conversion Tools/Metadata/Metadata Importer.
I'm not sure if it is a known bug or not. I just stumbled upon the work around during a very frustrating afternoon trying to deliver a product. Other coworkers at my office have used both tools with no problems, so I'm trempted to think that there is an underlying issue with my data or the steps that I was trying to use the tool.