Set Custom XMP Metadata

In this guide setting a custom xmp metadata will be shown.

Before you begin

You should get your API key from your UniCloud account.

If this is your first time using UniPDF SDK, follow this guide to set up a local development environment.

Project setup

Clone the project repository

In your terminal, clone examples repository. It contains the Go code we will be using for this guide.

git clone

Navigate to the metadata folder in the unipdf-examples directory.

cd unipdf-examples/metadata

Configure environment variables

Replace the UNIDOC_LICENSE_API_KEY with your API credentials from your UniCloud account.





How it works

The import section in lines 3-16 imports unipdf packages and other necessary libraries. The init function defined in lines 18-25 loads your metered License API key from the system environment.

In lines 27-118 the main function is defined. In lines 28-34 the input path and the output path are read from the command line arguments. The code in lines 37-41 measures the time taken to finish the process. In lines 44-48 a new model.PdfReader is instantiated from the input file. In lines 51-54 a new writer is instantiated from the reader using reader.ToWriter().

The code in lines 57-72 extracts the XMP metadata from the PDF Catalog Metadata if exists, other wise it creates a new xmp metadata. From the xmputil.Document a new xmp.Document is created using xmpDoc.GetGoXmpDocument(). Then a new xmprights.XmpRights is created from the xmp document to get a direct access to go-xmp/xmp.Document which allows us to extract custom or undefined model from the XMP Metadata.

In lines 85-88 the various fields of the xmp document are set. The model is sync with xmp document in lines 91-93. The xmputil.Document is marshalled into XML byte stream with predefined prefix and indent values in lines 97-100 using xmpDoc.MarshalIndent("", "\t").

In lines 103-106 a new core.PdfObjectStream is created using core.MakeStream(data, nil). Here a nil value is provided for the stream encoder parameter. Then the metadata stream is set to pdfWriter using pdfWriter.SetCatalogMetadata(metadataStream) in line 109.

Finally the document is written to file using pdfWriter.WriteToFile(outputPath) in lines 114-117.

Run the code

go run pdf_set_custom_xmp_metadata.go <inputPath> <outPath>

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