Master Date and Metadata Fields

This technical note describes the six (6) standard date fields that are automatically extracted as part of processing (when the metadata is available) when case documents are uploaded in the Lexbe eDiscovery Platform (LEP).

Location and Definition of Date Fields in LEP

Browse/Search Screens

LEP allows users to choose whether or not to view any or all of the six (6) date fields from the Browse and Search screens.  

All date fields are part of the standard available fields and can be selected from the Field --> Choose Fields drop down menu located on the Browse and Search screens.

Document Viewer Screen (Disc Tab)

The six (6) date fields shown above can be viewed on the document level under the Disc Tab within the Document Viewer window.


The six (6) date fields found within LEP are individually defined below:

Date FieldDescription
Doc DateEmail
The Doc Date is the same date as the Sent Date by default. The Doc Date does not propagate to attachments. 

Native Files
The Doc Date is the same as 'Date Created' or 'Date Last Modified' value by default.
Master DateEmail
The Master Date is the same as the 'Sent Date'.
The Master Date will propagate to all attachments of the email.

Native Files
The Master Date is the same as the 'Date Last Modified'. If the metadata for 'Date Last Modified' is not available, the 'Date Created' is used.
Date SentEmail
If 'Date Sent' is not available the 'Date Received' is used to populate the field.

Native Files
This field is blank for native files.
Date ReceivedEmail
Extracted from the 'Date Received' metadata within the email, unless the original was blank.

Native Files
This field is blank for native files.
Date CreatedEmail
The date the email was created.

Native Files
The date the native file was created.
Date Last ModifiedEmail
The date the email was last modified.

Native Files
The date the native file was last modified.


Editing Date Fields

Only Power and account Admin users can modify five (5) of the six (6) metadata fields listed above, and only by using a specifically created and named Excel sheet combined with the step of uploading the Excel into the case through the Add Documents tool. Standard users and above can modify the Doc Date field on the document level by using the Multi Doc Edit tool. 

Admin users interested in learning more about using Excel as a valuable tool in managing and updating multiple fields, such as the various date fields should contact Lexbe Professional Services at professionalservices@lexbe.com.