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What is the difference between file and collection in assets

shivangim985778
Level 5
Level 5

Hi All,

When we go to the assets we got two options which is file and collection. What is the difference between these two. Please let me know.

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antoniom5495929
Level 7
Level 7

Hi,

As per documentation [0]

A collection is a set of assets within Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) Assets. Use collections to share assets between users.

  • A collection can include assets from different locations.
  • You can share collections with various users that are assigned different levels of privileges, including viewing, editing, and so on.

A file [1]

Is the real asset that could be used managed into the DAM.

[0] Managing Collections

[1] Administering Assets

Thanks,

Antonio

antoniom5495929
Level 7
Level 7

Hi,

in really basic word, a collection is a kind of container instead of a file that is the elements that you can put into a collection.

It's similar to a folder and a file into a folder in an operative system.

Hope this help.

Thanks,

Antonio