Latest features

March 2014

Continuous development means Asset Bank just keeps getting better. Read how to upgrade to all the features on this page.


Features and enhancements added in March 2014

Enhanced Searching within Categories or Search Results

You can now set up a drop down of key attributes to allow users to quickly run more precise searches in the category they are in. This is also available for search results, making it easier to find something specific in a large result set. When configured a ‘more’ drop down will appear at the end of the search box. Clicking in this will reveal the attributes you can use to refine your search.

The attributes that appear in this list are configured using the 'Search results filter' display attribute group. To change the selected attributes go to: 'Admin > Attributes > Display Attributes > Searching > Search results filter'
and add, remove or reorder attributes in the list.

Quickly Download Multiple Files from Search or Browse Pages

You can now enable users with download original permission to select assets on the search results page, or category they are browsing, and download them directly. Users will also be able to select and download ‘All’.

To enable this functionality you need to set the following in the settings file:

download-selected-limit=100

The value set will be the maximum amount of assets a user can select and download at once. We recommend that this is set to 100-200 to prevent too much memory usage or load on the server from download conversion.

List Groups Alphabetically

In addition to being able to reorder groups by dragging them to your preferred position in the list, you can also now quickly put the groups in alphabetical order by clicking on ‘Reorder alphabetically’ on the Manage Groups page.
Admin > Groups
The order on this page will affect how groups appear in lists and drop downs throughout the application.

Add an Internal Description Field to a Menu Item

You can now add a description to new menu items you create (pages or links to other site). This is useful as it allows you to record why you set them up initially, go to: Admin > Content > Menu Items

New Report to Show Email Activity

Asset Bank now maintains an audit log of all emails sent by the application (for the last 90 days by default). This audit log can be viewed using the Sent Emails report, which is accessed via: Admin > Reports > System

You can stipulate a date range to view only emails sent within those dates. You can then view the details of each email. Note, if there were attachments, then the file names will be listed (the files themselves are not stored in the audit log for space reasons).

This feature is enabled by default via the setting:

enable-email-audit-log=true

Log entries are kept for 90 days by default, but this can be changed via the setting:

email-audit-log-days-to-keep=

New Active Sessions Report

Administrators can now determine who is currently using their Asset Bank, for example so they know how many users would be affected if they needed to restart the server.

This new report can be accessed via: Admin > Reports > System
It shows the currently active sessions, sorted with the most recently active at the top. You can show logged in users only by ticking the relevant checkbox and clicking Update Report. (Note, if your Asset Bank has a Public view, then users could be active but not logged in.)

To control the number of sessions shown on the report page, use the setting:

session-report-max-num-sessions

This is set to 100 by default. If this is set to 0 then the report is disabled.