Exporting metadata from the Description tab

Export metadata from the Description tab if you have updated information and want to publish the most current version of your metadata.

  1. In the Catalog window, click the item whose metadata you want to export.
  2. View the item's metadata.
  3. Click the Export button Export Metadata in the Description tab.

    Export an item's metadata from the Description tab

    The Export Metadata tool opens. The Translator parameter is populated with the appropriate value for your metadata style.

  4. Provide an appropriate name for the exported metadata in the Output File text box.

    The exported file can't be stored in a geodatabase.

  5. Click OK.

    A stand-alone metadata XML file is created as specified by the Output File parameter. The contents of this file are formatted appropriately for your metadata style.

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