Asset Bank allows you to manage both attribute visibility, and the order in which they appear, for various areas (e.g. the asset page itself, advanced search, browse result panels, etc.).
You are able to configure which attributes are displayed and in what order for each of the available areas in the Display Attributes tab of the Attributes section. The available areas are:
- Browsing (panel view)
- Browsing (list view)
- Browsing (compact view)
- Advanced search form
- Search builder form
- Search bar
- Search results
- Search results filter
- API Search results
- Downloading (the filename of downloaded files)
- Publishing filenames
- Published lightbox view asset
- Workbench (if Workbench is enabled)
Within each section, you can use drag and drop to determine what order the attributes are displayed in. Click 'Remove' or '[x]' to remove an attribute from any display list.
When adding or editing display attributes for certain areas you can configure the following:
- Max display length? - This is useful for preventing potentially long attribute values (e.g. values for the 'Description' attribute) from overflowing the asset panel on the browse and search results pages. If, for example, you were to set the max length to 50, then any values exceeding 50 characters would be truncated and have a '...' added to the end.
- Show attribute label? - If this is ticked the label and value will be displayed (e.g. 'Title: My image title' as opposed to just 'My image title').
- Is Link? - Ticking this will make the attribute value display as a link to the view details page of that asset.
Note: For certain areas of the system, such as 'Browse' you will need to reindex your assets before your changes take effect.
How to amend which attributes a user sees on 'asset panels'
'Asset panels' contain a thumbnail of the asset along with a subset of metadata, usually asset ID and 'Title' attributes. These panels are visible when browsing categories, looking at search results or viewing assets in your Lightbox.
So in order to set these, just find the relevant areas in the Display Attributes page. Specifically:
- Browsing (both panel and list view)
- Searching > Search Results
Grouping attributes together on the asset view screen
By using Group Heading attributes you can split your attributes into different sections in order to improve the appearance of certain pages, such as when viewing an asset.
It is also possible to collapse/expand these group headings, and the default state can be set when creating or editing a group heading.