Allow Expired Assets to be Published

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ces55739

16 Jun, 2014 03:35 PM

Hello,

I am trying to expire assets, move them to a new folder, and then publish them automatically with a workflow. Is there a way to do this? It seems like if you expire an asset, there is then no way to publish it. Can the box be unchecked that allows/disallows publishing?

Otherwise, is there a way to mimic this procedure?

Any help is appreciated.
Thank you!!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Tim on 16 Jun, 2014 03:56 PM

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    Hey there,

    When an asset expires, it automatically becomes non-indexable and non-publishable. In order to publish the asset again, I believe you'll just need to:

    • Edit the asset in question
    • Remove the end date
    • Check the box to 'Include when publishing'

    Let me know if that helps!

    Thanks

  2. 2 Posted by ces55739 on 16 Jun, 2014 04:05 PM

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    Thank you for responding.

    That makes sense and works. Is there a way to do that automatically with a workflow or publish set?

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Tim on 16 Jun, 2014 05:37 PM

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    Unfortunately I can't think of a good way to automate this behavior outside of potentially using Web Services to do so. The main problem is that there isn't a good way to change multiple assets' end dates or their publishing/indexing options in bulk through the interface.

    Using Web Services, you could probably write something which would:

    • Iterate over all assets in a specified Folder
    • Change their 'Include when publishing' option to TRUE (checked)
    • Remove their End Date
    • Publish all of these assets

    Does that make sense? I hope this helps.

  4. 4 Posted by ces55739 on 16 Jun, 2014 05:46 PM

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    I will check out Web Services and see if that is a viable option for me.

    Thanks so much for your help and quick response time. Keep up the good work.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Tim on 16 Jun, 2014 09:54 PM

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    OK! Just let us know if you run into any questions regarding Web Services. We'll be happy to help out.

    Have a good one!

  6. Tim closed this discussion on 16 Jun, 2014 09:54 PM.

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