When a user views an asset, they will see attached to it a series of data fields. This is often known as metadata; in Asset Bank we call these 'fields' attributes.
Attributes are varied and serve many purposes. Generally they either describe the asset and help users find it when relevant, or they help manage the behaviour of the asset. For example, there are a range of attributes which help us manage who is able to see the asset and how it is delivered to them.
As an Asset Bank administrator you have almost full control of the attributes themselves. You can add or remove attributes, amend which are visible to the user, what values users can enter, make attributes mandatory and more.
On Asset Bank there are two types of attribute;
Standard attributes – attributes such as ‘title' and ‘size' are always present, and cannot be deleted. However, you can change the way they appear to users, for example you can change the label.
Flexible attributes – you can add and remove attributes as you need them. Asset Bank comes with a number of preconfigured flexible attributes, which can be removed if they are not needed.
Different attribute fields types request different information from the person inputting the information. This can range from a free text field to choosing form a drop down list. For a full list of the attribute field types available to asset bank attributes click here.