Add Related Assets to Existing or New Assets

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When you upload or edit files, you can add related assets that have something in common or should be connected. For example, you might want to relate logos and images to a brochure they appear in, a photography release form to its corresponding images, or a group of assets from a particular photoshoot. Using the related assets field, your users can easily see related material and quickly navigate to one of the linked assets.

Who Can Relate Assets?

Users with one of the following rights can related assets during upload:

  • Upload assets with mandatory approval

  • Upload assets

Users with the following rights can relate existing assets:

  • Edit Assets

Add Related Assets During Upload or when Batch Editing assets.

Before you can add Related Assets, it must be configured in your taxonomy. Click here to learn how.   

  1. Navigate to your Asset Bank.
  2. During upload select the asset and select   edit_icon.png 
  3. Select Related assets in the left sidebar.

  4. Click Add Related Assets to relate assets to the selected assets.

    • Use the available filters and search bar to find the assets you want to relate to the current selection, select them, and click Add Media.

  5. Check the Relate uploaded assets to each other box to relate the selected assets in the upload/batch edit screen to each other.

  6. Click Store/Save selected files.

Add Related Assets to an Existing Single Asset

  1. Select an asset you would like to add a related asset to.

  2. Click the Edit tab in the right sidebar and select Related Assets.

  3. Click + Add related assets.

    • Use the available filters and search bar to find the assets you want to relate, select them, and click Addmedia.

  4. Click Save.

Note

The selected assets will only be related to the original assets; they will not be related to each other.

View Related Assets

Select an asset, and you will find the related assets in the Related Assets section below the asset preview.

How to Remove Related Assets

  1. Navigate to your Asset Bank.
  2. Select the asset you would like to remove related assets from.

  3. Click the Edit tab in the right sidebar and select Related Assets. The related assets will be listed.

  4. Click the delete_VBS.png button next to the related asset that you want to remove.

    Note

    Click the delete_VBS.png button. It won't delete won'tsset(s) from the DAM; it will only remove it as a related asset.

  5. Click Save

    Note

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

Alternative Options to Related Assets

If you would like to update the original file of an asset without having to tag the asset from scratch, you might want to upload your updated file as a new version instead.

If you want to add a new download option for users with specific customizations, such as crop or format, you might want to upload your modified file as a manual derivative instead.

You might want to use the additional file's functionality instead of uploading supporting files that contain extra information on detailed or supporting (background) information about the asset.

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