We have a category called ProductType with keywords to denote each type and we have a metadata schema called Product Group Metadata associated for each keyword. This metadata schema has three fields. 2 text fields and 1 drop down field.

I've tried using the following:

var keywordMeta = keyword.KeywordMeta;
if (keywordMeta != null)
    var metaNameDictionary = keywordMeta.NameValues;
    var metaNameEnumerator = metaNameDictionary.GetEnumerator();

    while (metaNameEnumerator.MoveNext())
        var currentMetaDe = (DictionaryEntry)metaNameEnumerator.Current;
        var currentMeta = (NameValuePair)currentMetaDe.Value;
        if (currentMeta != null)
            // Process each metadata field.

Unfortunately, the keyword.KeywordMeta returns 0 despite having a metadata associated with the keyword and the loop is skipped.

Any ideas?

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    Are you sure you are publishing it to database? Commented Jan 19, 2015 at 13:21
  • Oops! I've republished the categories in Tridion and it all seems to work now. My bad!
    – Tim Alonso
    Commented Jan 19, 2015 at 13:26
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    Could you add that information as an answer? That way, someone else might be helped in the future :) Commented Jan 19, 2015 at 13:46

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The reason why the KeywordMeta property returns 0 is because the changes have not been republished in Tridion. Once you republish the categories, it should return the metadata you're looking for.

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