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Relate Assets in the Asset Bank

When you upload or edit files, you can relate these files to other assets that have something in common. If you open an asset in the Asset Detail View you will see the main asset as well as the related assets. This way, your users can easily see related material and quickly navigate to one of the linked assets.

How to Set Up the Related Assets Functionality?

  1. Go to settings_menu.pngSettings > Taxonomy > Metaproperties management.

  2. Click the plus icon to create a new metaproperty.

  3. Provide the name and enter Related assets in the Label field.

  4. Select Linked assets as the Type.

  5. Select Image bank as the Module.

  6. Select the metaproperty to have the following filter options Searchable, Editable, Display field, Main Filter and Drilldown results.

  7. Save your metaproperty.

How to Relate Assets?

Choose the situation below that applies to you.

  1. Upload new assets or edit existing assets that you want to relate to each other.

  2. Click the Related assets metaproperty.

  3. Click the Relate uploaded assets to each other button, which will relate all the selected assets in the upload/batch edit screen to each other.

    Note

    This checkbox is only available if you are uploading or editing multiple assets.

  4. (Optional) Click Add related assets if you want to relate other existing assets as well. The Compact View will open. Use the available filters and/or search bar to find the assets you want to link to the current selection, select them and click Add media.

  5. Make sure all the assets that you want to relate are selected and click Store selected files or Save selected files.

The assets will now be related. Open an asset in the Asset Detail View and you will find the linked assets in the Related Assets section below the asset preview.

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  1. Open the asset you want to link to one or more existing assets.

  2. Open the Edit tab in the right sidebar and click Related Assets.

  3. Click + Add related assets. The Compact View will open. Use the available filters and/or search bar to find the assets you want to link to current selection, select them and click Add media.

  4. Click the Save button to save the changes.

The selected asset(s) in step 3 will now be added as related asset(s).

Note

The selected asset(s) in step 3 will not be related to any other related assets which the asset that you opened in step 1 may have already had.

How to Unlink Related Assets

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  1. Open the asset from which you want to remove one or more related assets.

  2. Open the Edit tab in the right sidebar and click Related Assets. The related assets will be listed.

  3. Click the delete_VBS.png button next to the related asset that you want to remove as a related asset.

  4. (Optional) Repeat step 3 as often as necessary to remove other related assets.

  5. Click the Save button to save the changes.

    Note

    You may have to refresh the page in order to see the changes.

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