How to do metadata association using XML ingest?

Metadata association using XML ingest

Associate metadata here means associating the metadata values to the corresponding metadata fields using an XML ingest or from the user interface.

 Sample XML file

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<eMAM user-key="mM1o9aWH%2fsA3yWjrpiF0jN0ncLOn8pGN6qmzr4oyEjphEpRlHUmaTw%3d%3d">
<asset asset-id="1164" ingest-action="associate-metadata" file-name="Stock Footage_file " version-id="1171">
<title>Stock Footage_video</title>
<description>Stock Footage file version video</description>
<field standard-id="CUST_FLD_ALTERNATIVE TITLE_10">Stock Video_files</field>
<field standard-id="CUST_FLD_ARTIST_11">eMAM_video file</field>
<field standard-id="CUST_FLD_CAST_14">Hollywood_album</field>
<category name="UNIT_1"/>

File name :  file-name="Stock Footage_file"
Ingest action(associate-metadata): Metadata’s will be associated for an already existing asset "Stock Footage_file" with id 1164 in eMAM system.

In the above XML, we are adding the custom metadata values to the mentioned asset.

  • 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 fail, you will get the corresponding error response in Description tab on the dashboard. You can correct the same and re ingest or resubmit it replacing the old.

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