Setting attributes for metadata favorites
The attribute values stored in the metadata favorite are used to populate features when they are created or modified. Whether you have created a new metadata favorite or copied an existing one, you need to ensure that the attributes on the favorite are set appropriately. The attribute values of the metadata favorite can be viewed in the Feature Attributes window.
When you are viewing the attribute values for a metadata favorite, you might find there are some fields that are unavailable (dimmed) and already populated with a value. This means that you do not need to set values because they will be automatically set when the feature is edited. If the value is set to #date#, the field is going to be populated with the current date and time stamp. If the value is set to #username#, the field is going to be populated with the user name of the person currently logged in to the machine when a feature is created or edited.
- Start ArcMap.
- If necessary, load data in the map.
- On the main menu, click Customize > Toolbars > Production Editing.
Click the Production Start Editing button on the Production Editing toolbar.
The Manage Features and Create Attributes, Update Attributes, or Metadata Attributes windows automatically appear when you start an edit session using the Production Start Editing tool.Tip:
If the Create Attributes, Update Attributes, or Metadata Attributes window does not appear when you start an edit session, click the Show/Hide Attributes button on the Manage Features window.
- Click the Metadata tab on the Manage Features window.
- Right-click the Metadata tab and ensure that the Use FCT Metadata option is checked.
Click to choose a metadata favorite in the Metadata Favorites list.
The attributes and the attribute values saved in the metadata favorite appear in the Metadata Attributes window.
- Click the Field Value cell on the Metadata Attributes window for the attribute value you want to change.
- Type or select the appropriate value for that field.
- Repeat steps 8–9 for all the attributes you want to change.
- Click Apply at the bottom of the Metadata Attributes window.