List metadata instances on folder

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

Retrieves all metadata for a given folder. This can not be used on the root folder with ID 0.

Request

Bearer [ACCESS_TOKEN]
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.

Response

application/jsonMetadata instances

Returns all the metadata associated with a folder.

This API does not support pagination and will therefore always return all of the metadata associated to the folder.

application/jsonClient error

Returned when the request parameters are not valid.

  • forbidden - this operation is not allowed on the Root folder.
application/jsonClient error

Returned when the user does not have access to the folder.

application/jsonClient error

An unexpected client error.

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List metadata instances on folder
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Request Example

cURL
curl -X GET https://api.box.com/2.0/folders/4353455/metadata \
     -H 'Authorization: Bearer <ACCESS_TOKEN>'
.NET
BoxMetadataTemplateCollection<Dictionary<string, object>> metadataInstances = await client.MetadataManager
    .GetAllFolderMetadataTemplatesAsync(folderId: "11111");
Java
BoxFolder file = new BoxFolder(api, "id");
Iterable<Metadata> metadataList = folder.getAllMetadata();
for (Metadata metadata : metadataList) {
    // Do something with the metadata.
}
Python
folder_metadata = client.folder(folder_id='22222').get_all_metadata()
for instance in folder_metadata:
    if 'foo' in instance:
        print('Metadata instance {0} has value "{1}" for foo'.format(instance['id'], instance['foo']))
Node
client.folders.getAllMetadata('11111')
	.then(metadata => {
		/* metadata -> {
			entries: 
			[ { currentDocumentStage: 'Init',
				'$type': 'documentFlow-452b4c9d-c3ad-4ac7-b1ad-9d5192f2fc5f',
				'$parent': 'folder_11111',
				'$id': '50ba0dba-0f89-4395-b867-3e057c1f6ed9',
				'$version': 4,
				'$typeVersion': 2,
				needsApprovalFrom: 'Smith',
				'$template': 'documentFlow',
				'$scope': 'enterprise_12345' },
				{ '$type': 'productInfo-9d7b6993-b09e-4e52-b197-e42f0ea995b9',
				'$parent': 'folder_11111',
				'$id': '15d1014a-06c2-47ad-9916-014eab456194',
				'$version': 2,
				'$typeVersion': 1,
				skuNumber: 45334223,
				description: 'Watch',
				'$template': 'productInfo',
				'$scope': 'enterprise_12345' },
				{ Popularity: '25',
				'$type': 'properties',
				'$parent': 'folder_11111',
				'$id': 'b6f36cbc-fc7a-4eda-8889-130f350cc057',
				'$version': 0,
				'$typeVersion': 2,
				'$template': 'properties',
				'$scope': 'global' } ],
			limit: 100 }
		*/
	});
iOS
client.metadata.list(forFolderId: "22222") { (result: Result<[MetadataObject], BoxSDKError>) in
    guard case let .success(metadata) = result {
        print("Error retrieving metadata")
        return
    }

    print("Retrieved \(metadata.count) metadata instances:")
    for instance in metadata {
        print("- \(instance.template)")
    }
}

Response Example

{
  "entries": [
    {
      "$canEdit": true,
      "$id": "01234500-12f1-1234-aa12-b1d234cb567e",
      "$parent": "folder_59449484661,",
      "$scope": "enterprise_27335",
      "$template": "properties",
      "$type": "properties-6bcba49f-ca6d-4d2a-a758-57fe6edf44d0",
      "$typeVersion": 2,
      "$version": 1
    }
  ],
  "limit": 100
}