The Metadata Designer is a data modelling design tool that allows you to design your metadata models graphically. The Metadata Designer runs using HTML5, so it is quick to load and access. Metadata schema can be associated with object types. Once associated with an object type, every time a new object is instantiated, a new instance of the metadata is instantiated, and associated with the object. In fact, by creating metadata schema and associating them with Ooyala Flex object types, you can model your data and create your own object types as well as customise existing Ooyala Flex objects (through the creation of variants). To really understand metadata schema in Ooyala Flex, it’s important to understand the difference between a metadata schema and a metadata instance. The terms metadata definition and metadata schema are used interchangeably and carry the same meaning.
There are three entry points in Ooyala Flex, by which you can access the Metadata Designer. They are as follows:
When Metadata Designer opens, available features are displayed along the left hand side. Clicking on each icon will take you to their respective pages.