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Alfresco API to get custom metadata

Question asked by ramyapratyusha on Jun 3, 2016
Latest reply on Jun 7, 2016 by niketapatel
We are moving to Alfresco Content Management system and there is no direct documentation for retrieving custom metadata.

Is there a way to get custom metadata/ custom properties that I have added to Record category in Alfresco Records Management File plan? Custom metadata is basically the data fields that are in scanned document like name, dob, form id, etc.

Eg: I have created RM site and added the following file plan.

 TestCategory
|
–TestFolder1
  |
  –Record1
  –Record2
|
–TestFolder2
  |
  –Record1
  –Record2


These records contains uploaded form(scanned document) along with metadata (custom).

To Retrieve metadata, am using

http://127.0.0.1:8090/alfresco/service/api/metadata/node/workspace/SpacesStore/ed6e2cc6-6dc5-4bfb-bf9d-b450f68863dd?alf_ticket=TICKET_06265902898618fe5a46e67992e07a9d4b72701a
It is returning 405-Method not allowed (GET not supported).

To Retrieve all the subfolders/documents in Folders, m using

http://127.0.0.1:8090/alfresco/service/slingshot/doclib/doclist/documents/site/rm/documentLibrary/TestCat1/TestFolder2
Above one returns


{
  "totalRecords": 1,
  "startIndex": 0,
  "metadata": {
    "repositoryId": "3b9d4f67-dc84-4531-b8b2-4dbcef15e25a",
    "container": "workspace://SpacesStore/7d1349bb-5289-4709-9055-c75c03ab5481",
    "parent": {
      "nodeRef": "workspace://SpacesStore/5d40660e-64d9-4bc4-a75e-ae4ae8b2201a",
      "permissions": {
        "userAccess": {
          "create": true,
          "edit": true,
          "delete": true,
          "cancel-checkout": false,
          "permissions": true
        }
      }
    },
    "onlineEditing": true,
    "itemCounts": {
      "folders": 0,
      "documents": 1
    }
  },
  "items": [
    {
      "nodeRef": "workspace://SpacesStore/65b9b52b-3418-4a85-98b0-d4770cf9399d",
      "nodeType": "cm:content",
      "type": "document",
      "mimetype": "application/pdf",
      "isFolder": false,
      "isLink": false,
      "fileName": "BO (2016-1464237424392).pdf",
      "displayName": "BO (2016-1464237424392).pdf",
      "status": "",
      "title": "þÿ",
      "description": "test description",
      "author": "",
      "createdOn": "2016-05-26T00:37:04.350-04:00",
      "createdBy": "Administrator",
      "createdByUser": "admin",
      "modifiedOn": "2016-05-31T15:50:21.269-04:00",
      "modifiedBy": "Administrator",
      "modifiedByUser": "admin",
      "lastThumbnailModification": "doclib:1464237426243",
      "lockedBy": "",
      "lockedByUser": "",
      "size": "156702",
      "version": "1.0",
      "contentUrl": "api/node/content/workspace/SpacesStore/65b9b52b-3418-4a85-98b0-d4770cf9399d/BO%20(2016-1464237424392).pdf",
      "webdavUrl": "/webdav/Sites/rm/documentLibrary/TestCat1/TestFolder2/BO%20(2016-1464237424392).pdf",
      "actionSet": "document",
      "tags": [],
      "activeWorkflows": "",
      "isFavourite": false,
      "likes": {
        "isLiked": false,
        "totalLikes": 0
      },
      "location": {
        "repositoryId": "3b9d4f67-dc84-4531-b8b2-4dbcef15e25a",
        "site": "rm",
        "siteTitle": "Records Management",
        "container": "documentLibrary",
        "path": "/TestCat1/TestFolder2",
        "file": "BO (2016-1464237424392).pdf",
        "parent": {
          "nodeRef": "workspace://SpacesStore/5d40660e-64d9-4bc4-a75e-ae4ae8b2201a"
        }
      },
      "permissions": {
        "inherited": true,
        "roles": [
          "ALLOWED;ROLE_EXTENDED_READER;ReadRecords;INHERITED",
          "ALLOWED;GROUP_Administrator7d1349bb-5289-4709-9055-c75c03ab5481;Filing;INHERITED",
          "ALLOWED;ROLE_EXTENDED_WRITER;Filing;INHERITED"
        ],
        "userAccess": {
          "create": true,
          "edit": true,
          "delete": true,
          "cancel-checkout": false,
          "permissions": true
        }
      },
      "custom": {},
      "actionLabels": {}
    }
  ]
}



Using PostMan chrome app to test rest api. TIA.

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