Managing Multiple Assets

You are reading the AEM 6.1 version of Managing Multiple Assets.
This documentation is also available for the following versions:  AEM 6.2  AEM 6.0 

Use the Bulk Metadata editor to perform the following actions on multiple assets in Adobe Enterprise Manager (AEM) Assets:

  • Change metadata properties to a common value
  • Add or modify tags

The properties that you can edit using Bulk Metadata editor can also be controlled using the Schema editor.

Editing Properties of Multiple Assets

Use the properties page to simultaneously edit common properties of multiple assets and their tags.

  1. In the Assets console, navigate to the location of the assets you want to edit.

  2. Select the assets for which you want to edit common properties.

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  3. Click the View Properties icon to open the properties page for the selected assets.

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    Note

    When you select multiple assets, the properties page only displays metadata fields that are common across the properties pages of all the individual assets.

  4. Modify the metadata properties for selected assets. You can modify both basic and advanced metadata.

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    Note

    The metadata you add for the selected assets overwrites the previously-existing metadata for the individual assets, expect for the metadata pertaining to tags. The new tags you add in the Tags field as part of the bulk edit are appended to the pre-existing list of tags in the metadata.

  5. To view the metadata editor for a specific asset in the list, clear the checkboxes corresponding to the remaining assets. The metadata editor fields for the particular asset are populated with the previously-added metadata for the asset.

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  6. Click Done from the toolbar to complete the changes.

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  7. To append the new metadata with the existing metadata in fields, select Apend mode. If you do not select this option, the new metadata replaces the existing metadata in the fields. Click Submit.

    Note

    For fields that can contain only a single value, the new metadata is not appended to the existing value in the field even if you select Append mode.

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Note

  • In the properties page, you can remove assets from the asset list by deselecting them. The asset list has all the assets selected by default. The metadata of assets that you remove from the list is not updated.
  • At the top of assets list, select the checkbox adjacent to Title to toggle between selecting the assets and clearing the list.

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