How I can export the metadata items as a formatted file?

For example, I want to pick up some fields in metadata, as author, title etc, to export them into a formatted list. How I can do this? Thanks!

Hi, and welcome to the forum :slight_smile: From the DEVONthink 3.8 Documentation, page 147

Create Metadata Overview: Creates a sheet
with records for each selected file. The
columns contain data from the generic and
custom metadata of each file.

You’ll find that menu entry in the Tools menu.

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Thanks for you quick response! I tried the “Create Metadata Overview” function, but it’s not extact what I want. I want to export a text list but not a table, with flexible specified metadata items.

Hey :slight_smile: the metadata overview is a TSV file, so you effectively have a list in text format. You can select which columns to keep in the file from the context menu of any entry in the file (> Edit columns…). You can otherwise modify the file in any spreadsheet app. If that is not what you need, a few lines of AppleScript could pick up the metadata you want and output it to a plain text file as a list in whatever format you choose.

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Thank you very much! I will try this. Appreciate your help.

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