Latest features

December 2014 (3.1611)

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Features and enhancements: December 2014 (Release: 3.1611)

Mobile device support

We have now released our first phase of tablet and smartphone support for Asset Bank. Areas covered include the homepage, asset pages, search mechanism, menus and filters. We will be extending this support to other areas of the product in forthcoming releases. Find out more.

More flexible searching

You can now configure Asset Bank to allow users to search across all attribute and file content, attributes only (e.g. title, description, etc.) or file contents only (e.g. the contents of Word or PDF documents).

You can have these options appear on the advanced search page and/ or the homepage. You can configure this via:

Admin > Attributes > Display Attributes > Searching > Advanced search form > Update the search settings

And: Admin > Attributes > Display Attributes > Searching > Home Page > Update the search settings

Note, if activating this you also need to re-index your Asset Bank via the link on the Admin > Attributes page.

Embedded assets can now be served by Amazon S3

Asset Bank allows you to generate embed code for assets, allowing you to paste this into other web pages for example, and have the file served from Asset Bank. The downside of this is that the files will not be available if Asset Bank (or Apache) becomes unavailable for any reason. As a result we now offer an option to have these (repurposed) files served by Amazon S3 for greater resilience (as this is not dependent on the Asset Bank application or web server).

Document Editor Plug-in enhancement

Document Editor Plug-in now works for original files stored in Amazon S3.

Asset versioning improvement

When viewing previous version of assets the 'name' attribute that has been configured for Asset Bank is now shown (e.g. the title).

Search old versions from the homepage

If you use asset versioning, then it is now possible to configure the homepage to show an 'Include previous version' checkbox in the main search area. This will only be visible to users who have permission to search across old versions.
This can be configured here:
Admin > Attributes > Display Attributes > Searching > Home Page > Update the search settings
Find out more.

Metadata import enhancement

It is now possible to import new versions of assets in bulk using a combination of upload and metadata import. For example, if you had new versions of 100 assets you can now:
Bulk upload the 100 new assets
Then run a metadata import that tells Asset Bank which existing files should be replaced with these new versions.
Find out more.

Upgrade process improvement

We have made changes to the way appliaction upgrades happen so that user no longer have to refresh their browser cache in order to see any updated user interface elements.