Using metadataΒΆ

Key/value metadata can be written to entities using the metadata property and also used to query entities.

The metadata property has a similar interface as a dictionary and keys can be printed using the keys method:

>>> print new_sequence['metadata'].keys()
['frame_padding', 'focal_length']

or items:

>>> print new_sequence['metadata'].items()
[('frame_padding': '4'), ('focal_length': '70')]

Read existing metadata:

>>> print new_sequence['metadata']['frame_padding']

Setting metadata can be done in a few ways where that later one will replace any existing metadata:

new_sequence['metadata']['frame_padding'] = '5'
new_sequence['metadata'] = {
    'frame_padding': '4'

Entities can also be queried using metadata:

    'Sequence where metadata any (key is "frame_padding" and value is "4")'