I would like to get the Component Metadata fields with a fieldBuilder.

I am successfully using the 'Plan B' code snippet in this post to access Component Fields. However, I cannot intuitively see a method in the APi to get the Metadata fields in the same manner. Is this possible?

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The fieldBuilder you are accessing from that post is for the SchemaBasedFields. I'm not sure if this is the official way of accessing the metadata fieldBuilder, but this is what I came up with playing around with it so far.

var tabs = $display.getView().properties.controls.TabControl,
    cardCount = tabs.properties.cards.length,

while (cardCount--) {
    card = tabs.properties.cards[cardCount];
    if (card.getId() === "MetadataTab") {
        fieldBuilder = card.properties.controls.fieldBuilder;

Now you have a fieldBuilder that represents your metadata fields, and would do the same as you would for the normal fields to grab the control.

fieldsContainer = fieldBuilder.properties.input;
fieldsNode = fieldsContainer.getElement();

$j(fieldsNode).children().each(function (index, elm) {
    var cntrl = $j('div.input', elm)[0].control;
    console.log('fieldname=' + cntrl.getFieldName());

Hope that helps!

  • Thanks Alex for the help. Works perfectly. Also updated the blog post with your code, yabolka.com/…
    – robrtc
    Commented Jun 25, 2013 at 8:38

Hope that this helps you to access some metadata field from your component with a fieldBuilder:


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