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Batch upgrade FGDC 9.x metadata to 10.x ArcGIS format AND ALSO transfer original title??

Question asked by will on May 21, 2015
Latest reply on Aug 4, 2015 by will

Anyone have code or workflow tips on how to batch upgrade hundreds of FGDC 9.x metadata files to 10.x AND ALSO transfer the original title into the title element in the ArcGIS metadata editor?   The batch metadata upgrade is fairly straightforward, but is there a way to transfer the original title into the ArcGIS metadata other than copy and pasting as recommended by the ArcGIS help document below?  I don't really want to do that copy and paste approach for hundreds of files.


In the following link for ArcGIS Help (10.2, 10.2.1, and 10.2.2) it says:

"When existing FGDC-formatted metadata is upgraded, the original title for the item is replaced by the item's name in ArcGIS. This is a known issue with metadata synchronization. A workaround is to copy the original FGDC title under the FGDC Metadata (read-only) heading in the metadata display by highlighting text and pressingCTRL-C. Start editing the item's metadata, then paste it into the title element in the ArcGIS metadata editor."


** Also, is there any harm in upgrading a 10.x arcgis metadata file that's already been upgraded? (as part of the batch upgrade process so I don't have to filter out those that have been upgraded and those that haven't)



Will Patterson