Related Assets

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Introduction:

The Related Assets tool enables admins and contributors to link assets together – meaning that if you’re viewing an asset, previews of its related assets will appear in the right panel. (Those previews will not appear if the user doesn’t have permissions for the asset.)

Admins and contributors are able to relate up to 123 assets. Assets must be active to appear in the related list (but not required to relate them).

You can also use Related Assets to control which assets are eligible for use in Webdam Templates.

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To relate one asset to many assets:

  1. Log in to the core application.

  2. Select the asset you would like to relate to others.

  3. From the right navigation panel, click Add Related.

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  4. The Asset Chooser allows you to navigate to any folder in your Webdam account and view the assets within. Simply click the assets you want to relate to your previously selected asset.

  5. Click Save when finished.

To relate multiple assets to each other:

  1. From the Thumbnail View, hold down CNTL (PC) or Command (Mac) and select the assets that will relate to each other. (To select a range of assets, select the first asset in the set, hold down SHIFT and select the last asset in the set.) 

  2. Click the  icon on the actions toolbar.

  3. Choose Relate X Assets

To un-relate assets from each other:

  1. Select the asset you want to un-relate.
  2. From the right navigation panel, click Add Related.
  3. Across the bottom of the asset chooser panel, remove related assets by clicking the in the upper right corner of the asset.

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    Sharon Tamplain
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    Why can't you relate images that are deactivated?

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    Keith Clements
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    Is there no way to "un-relate" assets?

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    Regina Strauss
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    I am trying to relate assets together using the results of a search query. I select all the assets from the search query that I would like to relate, go to click 'Edit Selected Assets' button but I do not get a drop down menu. Am I limited to only relating multiple assets together if they live in the same folder?

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    Bill Keiffer
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    Hello Regina,

    You can indeed relate assets across different folders. When you click on an asset, you'll see the "Add Related" link on the right hand side. In the following window, you can select assets in that folder, and navigate to other folders with the 'breadcrumbs' navigation across the top.

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    Christine Zhu
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    Is it possible to "select all" related assets so you can be more efficient about editing metadata, etc?

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    Bill Keiffer
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    Hi Christine,

    I'm afraid not, related assets don't come together in the metadata editor.

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    Cecilia Green
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    Why can't you relate inactive assets?

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    Bill Keiffer
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    Hi Cecilia,

    I think I'll need to look into that. It seems like you should be able to.

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    Lucia Test
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    Hi Bill and Cecilia,

    It seems that you can relate inactive assets, but they won't show as related unless they are both active.

    When you make them active the related assets will suddenly appear. It only works if both assets are active.

    It would be helpful for our business to be able to see inactive related assets, just as you would see the active ones.

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