Get metadata instance on folder

get
https://api.box.com/2.0
/folders/:folder_id/metadata/:scope/:template_key

Retrieves the instance of a metadata template that has been applied to a folder. This can not be used on the root folder with ID 0.

Request

application/json

Path Parameters

stringin pathrequired
0

The unique identifier that represent a folder.

The ID for any folder can be determined by visiting this folder in the web application and copying the ID from the URL. For example, for the URL https://*.app.box.com/folder/123 the folder_id is 123.

The root folder of a Box account is always represented by the ID 0.

stringin pathrequired
global

The scope of the metadata template

Value is one of global,enterprise

stringin pathrequired
properties

The name of the metadata template

Response

application/jsonMetadata instance

An instance of the metadata template that includes additional "key:value" pairs defined by the user or an application.

application/jsonClient error

Returned when the request parameters are not valid.

application/jsonClient error

Returned if the metadata template specified was not applied to this folder or the user does not have access to the folder.

  • instance_not_found - The metadata template was not applied to the folder.
application/jsonClient error

Returned when the method was not allowed. This often happens when the folder ID is not valid or the root folder with ID 0.

application/jsonClient error

An unexpected client error.

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Get metadata instance on folder
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Request Example

cURL
curl -X GET https://api.box.com/2.0/folders/4353455/metadata/enterprise_27335/blueprintTemplate \
     -H 'Authorization: Bearer <ACCESS_TOKEN>'
.NET
Dictionary<string, object> metadata = await client.MetadataManager.
    .GetFolderMetadataAsync(folderId: "11111", "enterprise", "marketingCollateral");
Java
BoxFolder folder = new BoxFolder(api, "id");
Metadata metadata = folder.getMetadata();

// Unknown type metadata field, you can test for type or try to get as any type
JsonValue unknownValue = metadata.getValue("/someField");

// String or Enum metadata fields
String stringValue = metadata.getString("/author");

// Float metadata fields can be interpreted as any numeric type
float floatValue = metadata.getFloat("/price");

// Date metadata fields
Date dateValue = metadata.getDate("/deadline");
Python
metadata = client.folder(folder_id='22222').metadata(scope='enterprise', template='myMetadata').get()
print('Got metadata instance {0}'.format(metadata['$id']))
Node
client.folders.getMetadata('11111', client.metadata.scopes.ENTERPRISE, 'marketingCollateral')
	.then(metadata => {
		/* metadata -> {
			audience: 'internal',
			documentType: 'Q1 plans',
			competitiveDocument: 'no',
			status: 'active',
			author: 'Jones',
			currentState: 'proposal',
			'$type': 'marketingCollateral-d086c908-2498-4d3e-8a1f-01e82bfc2abe',
			'$parent': 'folder_11111',
			'$id': '2094c584-68e1-475c-a581-534a4609594e',
			'$version': 0,
			'$typeVersion': 0,
			'$template': 'marketingCollateral',
			'$scope': 'enterprise_12345' }
		*/
	});
iOS
client.metadata.get(
    forFolderWithId: "22222",
    scope: "enterprise",
    templateKey: "personnelRecord"
) { (result: Result<MetadataObject, BoxSDKError>) in
    guard case let .success(metadata) = result {
        print("Error retrieving metadata")
        return
    }

    print("Found personnel record for \(metadata.keys["name"])")
}