You can export your User configured Metadata…..and when you re-import tell it to over-ride the Product’s MD. I do it all the time when I mess with my database alot. (I create MD for all my “non-DAZ” purchased content as well.)
Digital Lite Design, thank you for chiming in.
I am aware of the “User Data”. But I strongly feel that this is only an option for users who do not actively create metadata “Products” and save them out to runtime/support.
For “casual” users the “User Data” is a way to retain some small adjustments.
You have a chainmail shirt that was categorized as “armor”
The user feels that he also wants to find it in the category “shirt” and “outerwear/tops” and adds checkmarks in those categories as well.
For small adjustments like that the “User Data” is very useful for users who do not want to be bothered with all the details of metadata creation.
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But if you make advanced adjustment to “Products” by using the Product Library / Content DB Editor” and set up File Types, Tags, Compatibility Bases and Scene IDs you will want to have that work saved out as .dsx files to runtime/support
The .dsx files are a product specific backup of all adjustments you have done to a “Product”.
In contrast the User Data is a collection of ALL adjustments the User made that are NOT saved to /runtime/support but to a separate User Database in
C:\ProgramData\DAZ 3D\Content Management Service\databases
What is needed are easier ways to import and export the Product .dsx files
- Batch exporting of all Product .dsx files from “Content DB Maintenance - export metadata”
- a Search field to enter product names and Ids in “Content DB Maintenance - import metadata”
- The import queue of metadata at start up has to be “fixed” so no metadata is skipped when importing long queues.
I was hoping to find some of those features done with the DIM.
You can find a longer version how I come up with the need for those features in the other thread.
Guess at this point I can only wait until the release find out myself what is covered by the DIM, if any of it.
Update / Edit:
I am aware that I am now specualating about features that may or may not be included.
But what else is to be expected when new videos and a newsletter create exceitment right before the weekend?
A lot of questions are raised. All customers can do is raise questions in the forum and then wait around again for the release.