6.7.1 Accessing Metadata from the GUI

There are several ways to access workbook metadata associated with imported files, within the graphical user interface (GUI):

  • Link metadata to variables and insert them into label objects (text, graph legend, etc.) on workbooks or graphs or into worksheet cells.

Viewing metadata in the workbook organizer

If a file has been imported into the workbook, you can right-click on the title bar and choose Show Organizer from the shortcut menu. You can see the metadata saved in two areas:

  • For metadata saved in page.info, select page.info or its sub-nodes on the left pane.
  • For metadata saved in binary storage area, select a filename under Imported Files on the left pane.

Linking the metadata to a variable and displaying it in a worksheet cell

To insert a variable into a worksheet cell:

1. Right-click on the cell where you want to insert your variable value and choose Insert Variables from the short-cut menu.

2. In the Insert Info Variables dialog box, choose a variable and click Insert.

For more information, see Inserting Graphs, Images and Other Objects into Worksheet Cells.

Note: You can insert variables in multiple cells, simultaneously. If you choose n variables in step 2, the first variable is inserted into the cell selected in step 1. Variables 2 to n are inserted in cells 2 to n below the first cell.

For more details, please see documentation for the X-Function insertVar.

Linking the metadata to a variable and showing it in a graph

To insert a variable into a label object (text object or graph legend object):

1. While editing your label object, press CTRL + H. This opens the Insert Info Variables dialog box.

2. Choose a variable and click Insert.

For more information, see "Inserting Variables Extracted from Imported ASCII Files into Text Labels" in the "Graphing" chapter under "Adding Text and Drawing Objects: Advanced Concepts Constants Variables Scripts".