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Custom Metadata

Core resources in Quiltt can be easily extended with additional custom information, using the metadata field.

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The metadata field allows you to store arbitrary custom data in a structured manner. You can use this to store many types of static or dynamic information that may be useful to retrieve later. Below are some examples:

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  • A Profile's nickname or pronoun
  • An internal ID or reference
  • An external identifier for a 3rd party system

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  • When was the last time someone interacted with a Connection or Account?
  • Is an Account treated as "active" in your system?
  • Should a Transaction be hidden in your UI?

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The following resources currently expose a metadata field:

  • Profile
  • Connection
  • Account
  • Transaction

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The below examples assume that you're interacting with a Profile through one of Quiltt's APIs. To start, we're going to use an end-user called who likes to be called Quiltty.

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First let's add some metadata, which is initially null:

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Quiltty has decided that purple is now their favorite color. We can update that in the system simply by changing the value:

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The metadata will become:

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To delete just the favorite color, we can set the favoriteColor to null:

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The favoriteColor key will be deleted and the metadata will become:

To entirely delete the metadata and reset it to its initial value, we can set it to null like so:

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Custom metadata must be sent as a valid key-value JSON object, and must include at least 1 string key. There is a maximum capacity of 50 keys per record, with key names limited to 50 characters and values limited to 500 characters.

You should avoid storing any sensitive data that may contain PII (Personally Identifiable Information) in the metadata object. If you need to store sensitive data like emails, phone numbers or birthdays, use the dedicated fields on the Profile, which provide an additional level of encryption, as explained in the Core Concepts guide.