Consider adding "Export Manifest" to all views in addition to "Add to Download list"
We currently allow users to (a) download all files from a view and (b) export the table. There may be a need to better connect these two tasks to guide users about the metadata. Discussing with Anna now, this needs UX as we are not sure what end users think of this and how we can best communicate the value of this.
Closing this as it is now another ticket but can still be referenced there.
is working on this now.
Absolutely! We should export the information always. Data without metadata is like hot dogs without mustard.
do any of your envision “export manifest” also being available as an action from the portals?
One more point. we shouldn’t be afraid of modifying the manifest format. For example currently it does not contain the (should be optional) the synapseid of each row. This would be useful. I do think it is important that we integrate the different clients instead of offering different forms of metadata in portals(Synapse) and the clients. Especially if one format can be used for more than viewing.
has been thinking about better integrating the commandline and web.