Add Metadata By Possible Tag Name

This REST API allows to add metadata properties to the document choosing the right place to add by approximate or a part of metadata tag name.

This API allows you to specify any part of metadata tag name or tag category name.

cURL example

The following example demonstrates how to add metadata date and time information in all properties that have particular string phrase in theirs tag names.

# First get JSON Web Token
# Please get your Client Id and Client Secret from 
# Kindly place Client Id in client_id and Client Secret in "client_secret" argument.
curl -v "" \
-d "grant_type#client_credentials&client_id#xxxx&client_secret#xxxx" \
-H "Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded" \
-H "Accept: application/json"
# cURL example to join several documents into one
curl -v "" \
-H "Content-Type: application/json" \
-H "Accept: application/json" \
-H "Authorization: Bearer <jwt token>" \
-d "{
    "FileInfo": {
        "FilePath": "documents\\input.docx",
        "StorageName": ""
    "Properties": [
            "Value": "02-12-2020 04:41:10",
            "Type": "DateTime",
            "SearchCriteria": {
                "TagOptions": {
                    "PossibleName": "timeprinted"
    "path": "metadata/add_metadata/documents/input_docx/input.docx",
    "url": "",
    "addedCount": 1

SDK examples

Using an SDK (API client) is the quickest way for a developer to speed up the development. An SDK takes care of a lot of low-level details of making requests and handling responses and lets you focus on writing code specific to your particular project. Check out our GitHub repository for a complete list of GroupDocs.Metadata Cloud SDKs along with working examples, to get you started in no time. Please check Available SDKs article to learn how to add an SDK to your project.