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Is it possibile to add Categories & Subcategories to assets?

 

We are trying to figure out a way to organize uploaded Documnets (assets).

 

What we want to be able to do is the following:

A Person uploads a file,

now that person can choose which category this file belongs to, for example via a dropdown list in the metadata.

And now we want AEM to let the user/admin choose a subcategory BASED on the category that he chose before.

 

So far we had no luck figuring this out.

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Community Advisor

Hi,

Its possible to handle it in multiple ways. Simple and straight forward approach is to add categories and sub-categories as 'tags' and you can use that for your business logic

else, if you want to add a new metadata field to take the input, refer [1] to see how to add metadata property

[1] https://docs.adobe.com/docs/en/cq/5-6-1/dam/how_to_edit_metadata.html#Creating New Metadata Property for Assets

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Hi Yannick,

In order or organize your assets properly, AEM provides a simple and effective way to do this via adding Tags as a metadata to every assets.

Please see completed documentation @ https://docs.adobe.com/docs/en/cq/5-6-1/wcm/tag_admin.html 

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Thank you guys for your replies.

 

My problem with tags is the following:

If I have main category A & main category B.

Main category A has Subcategories A1, A2, A3

Main category B has Subcategories B1, B2, B

 

So now I want ONLY items which belong to Category A to belong to Subcategories A1 etc.

 

So when I add an item to Category B (or no Category at all), Subcategories A1, A2, or A3 should not be appearing at all.

Is this really possibile with tags?

Thank you in advance

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Its like, you add the categories (tags) which you feel that asset belongs to, so other categories will not be appearing there !

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But limit certain folders to certain tags, that is not possibile right?

 

So even if I add an item to folder A, I'll still be able to give it Tag "B1", for example.

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Yes right, but using tag will organize you content in proper way.

What you said currently So even if I add an item to folder A, I'll still be able to give it Tag "B1", ,

can be achieved by customizing AEM default behavior by this I mean, If Tag A is already added and user is trying to add Tag B, you should restrict it via code.