Enable the edit properties dialog when uploading documents with drag&drop
Upload via Drag&Drop is very easy but it is hard to set the metadata this way.
you need 3 clicks - no user does this much work to set metadata
Drag and dropping a file to a library with a required field will show the details pane and prompt the user to fill out the field.
Currently you can only use the details pane to update the metadata of one item at a time. We’re thinking about better capabilities to “bulk apply” metadata.
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As Sean and Ric commented in June this seems broken for upload and is a large problem for us. Is there any ETA on when a fix will be deployed so the properties come up upon upload?
ENE Alex Smirnov commented
Document pre-upload form is obligatory tool for effective working with docs metadata and required fields. Without this tool library just place to store docs but not to work with.
Add per the general conmments, I'm requesting that MS retains the ability to force users to add metadata to files in libraries.
This should be for the upload button, drag & drop - and if possible, via the OneDrive local library.
A document really ,must remain checked out until he required metadata columns have been completed.
As per Eric's comment, this needs to be added to the upload button too.
Eric Hepinstall commented
This needs to be expanded for the upload button as well (not just drag and drop). If you upload to the new library experience, there is no prompt for metadata or content type. If there are custom content types enabled on the library, you should definitely prompt the user to select the correct content type, and metadata.
The new Document Library UI has made this situation even more difficult to manage. Please reinstate as a matter of priority.
We need the old "edit properties" to pop open when users use the upload button or drag-n-drop to present the custom or mandatory metadata directly at the upload time, not forcing them into a post-upload edit, where it requires too many clicks, not currently intuitive.
Daniel Laskewitz commented
I kind of like way Office 365 Video is doing this. Upload the videos and start editing the metadata right away. Of course uploading a video takes much longer than uploading a word doc, but still... the flow works pretty good. :-) You can also replace the channel-part in the beginning (of the upload video flow) with document libraries and then the users don't even have to go to the right library to upload a document....
Agree. It almost makes drag/drop harder to use when you need to go through even more clicks to update metadata than just clicking the upload button.
Bas de Wit commented
Possible solution: http://www.ctbxrm.nl/en/ctb-doctools-for-sharepoint/
Aaron Bracken commented
Current SharePoint Online and SharePoint 2013 both share the same problem, when a user attempts to upload a document they are then given the properties page, if a user clicks cancel the document makes its way into the document library, I think the document shouldn't be allowed in unless the appropriate properties have been added.
Antonio Segovia commented
I agree with this at a 100% This needs to be improved. The user experience has pretty much remain the same since the first SharePoint version. This needs to be more dynamic, more HTML5.
Adam Duggan commented
I'd call this a "required" missing feature. Users who aren't familiar with check out/check in don't understand that they now have to check the document in because the required fields/metadata are missing. If they are prompted when the upload completes (like the way file upload works from the ribbon), then it's completely obvious to them.
This is very important because when you drag & drop a file in a library where there is a mandatory property, the file is checked out automatically. So the user must change the property and check in the file. This is not userfriendly as drag & drop should be.
Complementary idea: when uploading more than one file be able to apply the same metadata for all (enable the edit properties dialog).