Attributes represent the different fields available for storing information (metadata) about your assets. There are a range of different attributes in the Asset Bank system by default, and it is also possible to create new attributes that are relevant to your organisation.
Depending on your needs there are a range of different attribute types available to you and using a blend of them is often the key to achieving a good user experience. For example, a text field would allow your users to enter any text they consider to be relevant, but it doesn't give them a defined structure in terms of what to include. This is where having specific attributes for key bits of data (e.g. 'Country', 'Photographer') can ensure your users enter the information that is most important to your organisation.
Attributes generally describe the asset and help users find it when relevant, but they can also help manage the behaviour of the asset. For example, using the default 'Active Status' attribute can hide the asset from users when the value for this attribute is set to 'Inactive' or 'Expired'.
View the different articles in this section in order to learn more about configuring your Attributes.