|Working With Data and Named Resources|
A metadata resource is created when you add keywords or a description to a named resource using Spatial Manager. This metadata resource is saved in the same folder as the named resource with "Metadata" appended to the named resource name. For example, if you add keywords and a description to the "Countries" named table located in the "MyTables" folder, a metadata resource named "CountriesMetadata" will be created in the "MyTables" folder.
Metadata resources are not displayed in the repository tree in Spatial Manager.
One metadata resource is created per named resource and will not be not deleted, even if you subsequently delete the keywords and description from the named resource. Duplicate metadata resources are not allowed; they cannot be added via WebDAV or the Named Resource Service.