How to create-asset-placeholder using XML ingest?

Create asset placeholder using XML ingest

A placeholder is a virtual asset which is created without any media in eMAM using sidecar XML ingest. A placeholder doesn't have any media but we can add custom metadata values.

Here is a sample XML file which creates a placeholder with basic metadata.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<eMAM user-key="mM1o9aWH%2fsA3yWjrpiF0jN0ncLOn8pGN6qmzr4oyEjphEpRlHUmaTw%3d%3d">
<asset ingest-action="create-asset-placeholder" file-name="">
<description>Place holder for Next album video </description>

  • After creating the XML it will be good if you could validate the XML using online software or try to open it in Mozilla Firefox browser.  If the XML is shown as a result, then there won't be a schematic error. 
  • After all the required details are entered in the XML, drop the XML to the corresponding sidecar ingest profile folder.
  • You can monitor the statuses of ingest in the eMAM Director>Dashboard widget> Ingest tab.
  • If the XML processing fails, you will get the corresponding error response under the description column in the dashboard. You can correct the same and re ingest or resubmit it replacing the old. 
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