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CloudBlackBox -> Edit MetaData on file

Posted: 02/18/2013 12:28:49
by dbg (Standard support level)
Joined: 12/17/2012
Posts: 21

What is the best way to update the MetaData on a file in the cloud.

First target is AWS(TElAWSS3DataStorageObject) but the others are also in scope.

Posted: 02/18/2013 13:09:26
by Ken Ivanov (Team)


In general case, you cannot update metadata bound to existing objects; instead, you would need to either 1) re-upload the object and provide new metadata, 2) remote-copy the object and provide new metadata. This is particularly how AWS works.

Now, if you are concerned about native S3 metadata (small pieces of information attached to AWS objects), please have a look at the Metadata parameter of Write() and Copy() methods of TElAWSS3DataStorageObject class when performing the aforementioned operations. Alternatively, if you use the TElDefaultDataStorageSecurityHandler class to secure the objects in your application, you can get use of its ProtectedUserData and UnprotectedUserData properties for storing application-specific metadata together with protection-specific information.



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