I am trying to create a workflow for use with my database of indexed files that finds a certain string in the contents of the file and then writes the value (if one is found) to a custom metadata field that i’ve setup in DT preferences.
I tried using
mdls filename.pdf at the command line to see whether the custom metadata is written to the file that way, but it doesn’t appear to be… Is there a similar command where I can see (and write) to the custom fields?
To be clear, I know that I can write to the custom metadata field within DT using a smart rule, but this doesn’t seem to be a solution since I don’t seem to be able to search the contents of a document, capture a value, and write that value to the custom metadata field using smart rules. please correct me if I’m misunderstanding the smart-rule functionality.