Validate metadata from the Description tab to check if the information you've provided conforms to the guidelines of a metadata standard or profile. If any problems are found, edit the metadata to correct them.
- In the Catalog window, click the item whose metadata you want to validate.
- View the item's metadata.
- Click the Validate button .
The Validate Metadata tool opens. The Translator, Schema URL, and Namespace URI parameters are populated with appropriate values for your metadata style.
- Provide an appropriate name for the stand-alone metadata XML file that will be created in the Output File text box.
- Click OK.
Stand-alone metadata XML files are created as specified by the tool parameters that are formatted appropriately for your metadata style. These files are then validated appropriately for your metadata style. The tool's messages will indicate if the metadata is valid or if any problems were found.