The RemoveItem method removes a user-defined metadata item.

For ENVI-format rasters, the following standard metadata tags are reserved and cannot be used with the RemoveItem method: bands, band names, byte order, coordinate system string, data type, file type, geo points, header offset, interleave, lines, map info, pixel size, projection info, rpc info, and samples.

To save metadata changes to disk, use the ENVIRaster::WriteMetadata method.


; Launch the application
e = ENVI()
; Create an ENVIRaster
file = FILEPATH('qb_boulder_msi', ROOT_DIR=e.ROOT_DIR, $
  SUBDIRECTORY = ['data'])
raster = e.OpenRaster(file)
; Add metadata tag
metadata = raster.METADATA
metadata.AddItem, 'myfavcolor', 'blue'
PRINT, metadata['myfavcolor']
; Remove metadata tag
metadata.RemoveItem, 'myfavcolor'
PRINT, metadata['myfavcolor']


ENVIRasterMetadata.RemoveItem, Tag [, ERROR=variable]



The tag name of the metadata item you wish to remove.


Keywords are applied only during the initial creation of the object.


Set this keyword to a named variable that will contain any error message issued during execution of this routine. If no error occurs, the ERROR variable will be set to a null string (''). If an error occurs and the routine is a function, then the function result will be undefined.

When this keyword is not set and an error occurs, ENVI returns to the caller and execution halts. In this case, the error message is contained within !ERROR_STATE and can be caught using IDL's CATCH routine. See IDL Help for more information on !ERROR_STATE and CATCH.

See Manage Errors for more information on error handling in ENVI programming.

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See Also

ENVIRasterMetadata, ENVIRasterMetadata::AddItem, ENVIRasterMetadata::HasTag, ENVIRasterMetadata::UpdateItem, ENVIRaster's METADATA property, ENVIRaster::WriteMetadata