New Experience - Drag & Drop into meta-data grouping from desktop
I have a document library with meta-data associated and they appear in a grouped by view. This meta-data field is mandatory.
Currently when i drag & drop from the desktop, it creates the list item without associating the meta-data. I must then perform another action to tag the content & check the file in. Very annoying & time consuming.
It would be great if i could drag & drop directly to the grouping of existing content and SharePoint would automaticaly set the values for this new item based on where i'm drag & dropping.
This would save users a great deal of time when dealing with structured content & help with classification and adoption.
Seems like Microsoft chooses to ignore this.... Issue is still valid now (may 2020)
I have submitted this again, please vote for that one: https://sharepoint.uservoice.com/forums/329214-sites-and-collaboration/suggestions/40355872-drag-and-drop-files-to-grouped-library-view
Maybe MS will take action now....
This used to work! When you drag & drop the file in the correct "group by" view, the file takes over the same Meta-data. This was very handy and made the Meta-Data very user friendly. Now it's the opposite: very annoying and time consuming.
Agreed. We have to disable drag & drop when fields are required. It is totally not intuitive for end users - they do not realize that a drag and drop puts the file in the library as checked-out and no one else can see the file. They get no indication that it happened. So we just disable it because it is useless.