You can manage object hierarchy instances in MAM.
- Viewing object and hierarchy instances
- Creating new object instances
- Editing object instances (including metadata)
- Deleting object instances
You can only manage object instances in MAM. You must create and configure the definitions for the objects before you can manage the instances. For more information about hierarchies and hierarchy configuration, please read the Objects Module guide.
Accessing an Object Hierarchy
Each object hierarchy in MAM starts with a root object type at the top. Other objects in the hierarchy are then nested underneath.
Root objects are present on the left-hand toolbar. For example: if the root object in your hierarchy is called “Production”, you will see a Production icon on the left-hand toolbar.
To access an object hierarchy in MAM, select the root object.
Selecting the root object, takes you to the Browse page. The Browse page lets you view all the root objects of that type. For example: if the root object is a “Production”, you will see all of the productions that exist.
If you then click on a specific root object (in this example a production), you see all of the objects that exist on the next level below, and so on, down through the various levels of the hierarchy.
Each individual object in a hierarchy is represented by a tile. On each tile you will see:
- The image for the object
- The object type
- The name of the object
- How many children: an object might have several objects on the level below it. Example: a series might have ten episodes below it, and so, those episodes are classed as children of that series.
Note: You can view lists of objects in either a tile, or list view. To switch between the two, click the toggle icon located in the top right-hand corner of the page.
Object Summary Panel
When you click on an object tile, a summary panel appears on the right-hand side of the screen.
In this panel, you will see:
The Details tab
Under the Details tab, you can view and edit certain object details, such as the name and description.
To edit the details of an object, follow these steps:
- Click on the field value you wish to change, e.g. the Description field.
- Edit the details.
- Click the icon.
- The changes are made.
Explore Object Option
This is located at the bottom of the Object Details panel.
Clicking the Explore Object option takes you to the Explore Hierarchy view. The Explore Hierarchy view provides you with information about the specific object as well as where it sits in the hierarchy in relation to other objects. You can also edit metadata associated with an object.
On the left-hand side of the screen, you can expand and collapse the various levels in the hierarchy, by clicking the arrow next to each level.
Managing Object Instances
You can manage object instances in the Explore Object view. This includes:
- Creating Object Instances
- Editing Metadata
- Deleting Object Instances
- Adding an Asset as Child of a User Defined Object in MAM
Creating Object Instances
You can create new object instances at each level of a hierarchy in the Explore Object view.
To create a new object instance, follow these steps:
- Click the + icon.
- In the Name field, enter a name.
- Click the icon.
- The new object instance is created and added to the hierarchy.
If there is a metadata schema associated with an object, you can fill out or edit the metadata fields for each one. To do this, follow these steps:
- In the Explore Object view, click on an object tile.
- Click the Show Metadata icon.
- The metadata fields associated with that object are shown.
- Click the Edit icon.
- Fill out or edit the metadata fields.
- Click Save.
Deleting Object Instances
To delete an object instance, follow these steps:
1. Hover over an object tile, and click the ellipsis.
2. From the drop down, click Delete UDO.
Adding an Asset as a Child of a User Defined Object in FlexMAM
You can add an asset to a UDO hierarchy in MAM.
- Select an asset.
- In the Asset Summary panel, click Manage Asset .
- In the Overview tab, click the ellipsis.
- From the drop down, select Modify Relationship.
- From the Action drop down, select the relevant “add to UDO” action.
- Click Configuration.
- From the Parent User Defined Object field, select the UDO you want to associate the asset with.
- In the Parent User Defined Object field, enter the ID of the UDO you want to associate the asset with.
- Click Run Now and the job completes.
- Navigate to the object in the hierarchy and the asset is set as a child.