I am trying to update ESRI Metadata (i.e. what is viewed as the Item Description), and am specifically trying to update the "Description" with a multi-line entry. (Please see the attached example, which was created manually.)
My generalized workflow has been to
1) Export Metadata (to FGDC style) from a file geodatabase feature class/shapefile
2) Update the XML as needed
3) Import Metadata back to the feature class/shapefile.
(I can edit the xml successfully and import it back to the feature class fine. This would work well if I didn't care about line breaks...)
So far I've tried:
- using \n and \t markers
- using <br> marker
- styling as <![CDATA[This is description line 1
This is description line 2.]]> ...this preserves the line break in the XML, but not doesn't translate as desired in ESRI Metadata.
Has anyone accomplished this successfully?
I have the same problem as you've described, but no solution so far. I'm editing my metadata in Enterprise Architect using a custom add-in, but this is an annoying hiccup in my plan. Did you ever fined a solution?