Set Metadata By Property Name


This REST API allows to set document metadata new values choosing properties with specified name.

cURL Example

The following example demonstrates how to set metadata date and time information in all properties that may have names containing “Date” value.

# First get JSON Web Token
# Please get your App Key and App SID from 
# Kindly place App Key in "client_secret" and App SID in "client_id" 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": [
            "NewValue": "02-17-2020 11:27:04",
            "Type": "DateTime",
            "SearchCriteria": {
                "NameOptions": {
                    "Value": "Date"
    "path": "metadata/set_metadata/documents/input_docx/input.docx",
    "url": "",
    "setCount": 1


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.

Set Metadata By Property Name