Add ability to add metadata tags to files
Adds the ability to tag documents with metadata tags and to add another function to search in these metadata tags.
For users it will brings new opportunities how to organize their data. It's a different approach compared to storing files only in a directory structure.
We are thinking about how to add support for metadata views and editing in OneDrive experiences. Please share your thoughts in the comments section.
I need "description" field editable in OneDrive for Business just like it is working for individual users in order to work with those files with Microsoft Graph.
would be great to filter one metadata and create views based on this metadaa. would be useful to be able to select these folderless views to sync offline
Daniel Dobyns commented
This would be a massive improvement in my file organization methods. Using folders alone for organization is archaic and unhelpful; tags would allow files to be sorted into multiple "groups" simultaneously, making OneDrive far more useful to store my files
How is this not already a feature? This is seriously making me look at moving to other platforms. What is the hold up Microsoft?
Adam M. Parmenter commented
Doesn't matter if it's called labels or tags I just want a way to add key words to a file that will assist in later searches.
This should be a standard. I can't believe we have 2019 and Microsoft still isn't capable of managing its own documents, like "any" other standard database has been doing for several decades.
Great! We have thousands of paper documents to scan and would love to be able to add tags to the files. Now we have to resort to some type of directory structure.
1) Scan the file
2) Edit, Add Tags
3) What if, when the paper is scanned, you could add tag words at the same time?
Bruce Hankins commented
At least make provision for simply using Tags. It doesn't necessarily need to be metadata columns as in SharePoint. Folders don't work. I can't believe this wasn't developed from the start. There was metadata in the very beginning and it was removed. And like everything else that's been removed, it ends up being brought back and made to be such a big deal when it was something we already had.
This facility exists in SharePoint, I would love it in OneDrive
How many votes does it need to get to get implemented?
This has been open since 2014
This will help me organise my onedrive without having to bury documents in folders
Daniel Ventura commented
This would make my current job of transitioning my company to Onedrive so much easier!
Please support the ability to sync user-defined metadata fields like tags, comments etc. with OneDrive!
The File Metadata extension (https://github.com/Dijji/FileMeta) that reuses unfinished Microsoft functionality is great.
But OneDrive still doesn't support syncing the metadata:
That's a major issue and it would be extremely helpful to fix it!
Any update its almost end of April and still not there
The tool my company includes in its product enables tagging of photos via voice. While the photos are generic and can of course be sent to any Internet storage, it would be good to not just add, but also sort, filter, and view metadata on a photo. Other files will be good too.
It simplifies the searching function in big data world.
The ability to tag in metadata will allow virtual folders based on tags, where one document (film, photo, powerpoint, report etc) will appear in all the contexts where it would be relevant.
This would allow us to use sharepoint over competing solutions.
We have a number of sharepoint document libraries that people want to interact with via ODFB, the only limiting factor is that they can’t add metadata or sort by meta data. Bringing this functionally to ODFB would make it much more useful and allow people to interact with this data via ODFB instead of the web view of the library.