Uploading Assets

How to Upload Assets | Upload assets to folders in the Assets Manager. Ingeniux CMS provides each asset with its own unique ID.


In Ingeniux CMS 10.x, like pages and components, assets display in a tree structure. Administrators and users with upload permissions can upload assets to a specified location in Assets Tree.

Important: You must first create containing folders within Assets.

To upload an asset:

  1. Navigate to Assets.

  2. Select the folder in the Assets Tree where you want the asset to be stored.

  3. Click the Create New Asset button. The asset upload area displays.

    Create New Asset Button

  4. To allow the system to set a default asset schema, based on the extension of the asset, select the Use default asset schema check box.
  5. If you are updating an asset with a file name that is already in use within the chosen upload directory, select the Update existing assets for conflicting names check box.
  6. Either drag assets from your system's file manager into the asset upload area, or click inside this space to browse for your asset.
  7. Click Upload.

Alternately, you can upload an asset this way:

  1. Right-click the node and select New > Asset. The Create New Asset dialog opens.

    Create Asset from Tree

  2. Select the asset type from the Select the type of Asset to create drop-down list. The following asset types are available: audio, binary, code, CSS, document, image, JSON, MVC view, text, video, XML, and XSLT.

    Create new Asset dialog

  3. Either drag assets from your system's file manager into the asset upload area or click inside this space to browse for your asset.
  4. In the Asset Name field, provide a file name. This field defaults to the name of the uploaded file.
  5. Click Create Asset. The asset now displays in the Assets Tree.

You can also link to an external asset. This creates a static link to an asset stored outside your CMS environment.

To link to an external asset:

  1. Select External Asset in the Create New Asset dialog. A new set of options display.
    External Asset
  2. Select the type of asset you will create from the Select the type of Asset to create drop-down list.
  3. In the field provided, enter the full URL for the external asset.

    Note: The CMS auto-generates an asset name in the Asset Name field, which is editable.

  4. When you're finished, click Create Asset.

Note: If you upload an asset file with an extension that is unknown to the system (i.e., not listed among the allowable extensions), it will display as an uneditable binary file. Files of type Code are reserved for general text-based code files. You must first include allowable extensions within the Code schema before the system can identify the asset as Code.

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