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Batch processing metadata

Question asked by jbridwell_Dewberry on Aug 31, 2018
Latest reply on Sep 5, 2018 by jbridwell_Dewberry

I am trying to write a Python script (or find a tool) to batch process metadata for a raster dataset. I have a folder with about 300 .tff files. I want to be able to go into ArcCatalog and see the standard (or FGDC) item description metadata for each of these files. 

Without creating a literal .xml file for each .tiff file, I am currently trying out the arcpy_metadata module (for Python 2.7 only right now). Is there a simpler way to do this using a tool? I've seen more complicated scripts using the lxml library. Would it better to go that route?