The creation and configuration of the MetadataExtensions.cfg text file is necessary to view the Metadata tab in Phoenix DEM applications where the application reads the file (such as in the Data Service Policies panel in the Management Console), and for optional extended metadata searches in applications such as Search and Retrieve. The Metadata tab only displays if it has been configured. The configuration process is intended for advanced users.
Metadata extensions for Phoenix DEM search applications are all covered in MetadataExtensions.cfg.
The Metadata tab appears in Target and Process, Target and Process Policies, Video Content Manager, and Search and Retrieve only if these applications find a MetadataExtensions.cfg file in <install-dir>\Config.
When you create, configure, and implement a MetadataExtensions.cfg, the Metadata tab appears in Data Service Policies; they contain the Query blocks listed in the DataServicesExtMd block.