Box - Set file metadata

Box actions are currently unavailable in the APAC region and will be released soon.

The Box - Set file metadata actionA tool for building the processes, logic, and direction within workflows. updates values of the metadata attributes you select for the specified file in Box.

Note: Metadata templates and custom metadata require Box Enterprise.

Before you start 

Configure the Box - Set file metadata action

In the Designer page: 

  1. Click the Box action group in the action toolbox.


    Find actions by browsing action groups or by typing an action name or function in the Search field at the top of the action toolbox.

  2. Drag the Box - Set file metadata action to the point in the workflow when you want the file to update metadata for the file.
  3. Click the Box - Set file metadata action.
  4. Select a Connection.

  5. Set the attributes you want.

    Note: Attribute values are case-sensitive.

For more information on the fields and buttons, see Box - Set file metadata action fields, buttons, and settings.

Maintain path integrity

Caution: If you move, rename, or delete a file/folder, any workflows that use that file/folder will not start or will fail. Make sure you keep the paths in your workflow configurations up to date.