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How to handle duplication in assets using HTTP assets API?

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Hi,

 

we have a requirement to check if the asset exists in the /content/dam path, the new file needs to over write the existing file.

 

is there any way to handle duplication in assets?

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@Manisha_Mirchandani 

Yes, there are several ways to handle duplicates in assets in Adobe Experience Manager (AEM). Here are a few approaches you can consider:

  1. Overwrite existing assets: You can overwrite existing assets in AEM by using the same path to upload a new asset. When you upload a new asset with the same path as an existing asset, the new asset will replace the existing asset. This approach will allow you to overwrite existing assets in the /content/dam path.

  2. Automatically rename new assets: You can configure AEM to automatically rename new assets if a file with the same name already exists in the same folder. You can do this by setting the dam.auto.rename property to true. With this setting, AEM will append a unique identifier to the file name of new assets to ensure that no files are overwritten.

  3. Custom duplicate handling: You can write custom code to handle duplicates in assets in AEM. For example, you can write a custom servlet that checks if an asset with the same name already exists in the /content/dam path and performs some custom logic to handle duplicates. This approach will give you full control over how duplicates are handled in AEM.

These are just a few of the options available to handle duplicates in assets in AEM. The best approach will depend on your specific requirements and the constraints of your project.

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Hi @Manisha_Mirchandani ,

 

for the upload through UI, there is a feature you can enable:-

https://experienceleague.adobe.com/docs/experience-manager-65/assets/managing/duplicate-detection.ht... 

 

However, for Assets API, afaik you need to write custom logic to detect and handle it, take a look at this blog post and thread if not already.

http://experience-aem.blogspot.com/2021/03/aem-cloud-service-assets-server-side-check-for-duplicate-... 

 

https://experienceleaguecommunities.adobe.com/t5/adobe-experience-manager/aem-assets-duplication-det...

 

Hope that helps!

 

Regards,

Nitesh

 

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Correct answer by
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@Manisha_Mirchandani 

Yes, there are several ways to handle duplicates in assets in Adobe Experience Manager (AEM). Here are a few approaches you can consider:

  1. Overwrite existing assets: You can overwrite existing assets in AEM by using the same path to upload a new asset. When you upload a new asset with the same path as an existing asset, the new asset will replace the existing asset. This approach will allow you to overwrite existing assets in the /content/dam path.

  2. Automatically rename new assets: You can configure AEM to automatically rename new assets if a file with the same name already exists in the same folder. You can do this by setting the dam.auto.rename property to true. With this setting, AEM will append a unique identifier to the file name of new assets to ensure that no files are overwritten.

  3. Custom duplicate handling: You can write custom code to handle duplicates in assets in AEM. For example, you can write a custom servlet that checks if an asset with the same name already exists in the /content/dam path and performs some custom logic to handle duplicates. This approach will give you full control over how duplicates are handled in AEM.

These are just a few of the options available to handle duplicates in assets in AEM. The best approach will depend on your specific requirements and the constraints of your project.

Thanks @Jagadeesh_Prakash for multiple solutions, will try to implement which fits best according to the requirement.