Value Lists

A value list contains various values, such as city names. The same value list can be utilized in several different properties.

A value list is one of the M-Files data types. Creating and using value lists makes it significantly faster to specify metadata for a document. In many cases, selecting a value from the list is more sensible than typing it in each time. On the other hand, not all values can reasonably be selected from a list, such as the title of the object.

Value lists can be used for storing and selecting preset values for metadata properties. Several different properties can be based on the same value list.

Complete the steps below to view the value lists in your vault:

  1. Open M-Files Admin.
  2. In the left-side tree view, expand a connection to M-Files Server.
  3. In the left-side tree view, expand Document Vaults, and then expand a vault.
  4. Still in the left-side tree view, expand Metadata Structure (Flat View) and then select Value Lists.
You should now be able to see the available value lists in the right-side listing view. To also display the built-in value lists, click Show All Value Lists on the task area.