Defining assets

You can define assets.

You define assets by creating the following:

  • Common codes for assets types
  • Content locations for assets

Assets are electronic media objects that you associate with items, categories, attributes, and allowed attribute values. Asset types can include images, video, audio, and text files.

In addition to defining common codes for asset types, you must specify content locations for assets. Typically, assets are digitally-based objects that reside in external systems. For example, you can assign an image file to items that are sold from an online catalog so that online customers can view pictures of items. In this case, you must provide a content location for the image file. The content location is the path that identifies the location of the image file.

If a user defines hub and enterprise asset types or content locations, the combination of the two are used at the enterprise level.