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This article explains how to create new lists from your ingested assets, and how to organize and manage list content.
Topics covered here:
- How to create a new list
- Adding content to your list
- Viewing asset information
- Adding notes to your list
- Ordering and managing your list
- Saving and publishing lists
Minimum version requirements: The hover overlay and send to top list features are supported by AXIS 8.2 and above. Send to bottom, the ability to add trailer assets directly to lists, and the list item count, were introduced in AXIS 9.3. The duplicate list function is available from AXIS 9.4. To add notes to a list, you need to be on AXIS 9.5 or later.
Each list within the catalog consists of previously ingested and grouped assets, e.g., Movies (Latest), TV Shows (All), Genre (Action). List creation is typically part of the ingestion process; however, you have the option to create lists manually.
Once you've saved your lists within Presentation Manager, you can view and manage them in the list catalog. Lists that have been linked to rows and published, display content to your end-users via your reference apps.
How do I create a new list?
You can add a list by either creating a new one or (AXIS 9.4 onwards) duplicating and then editing an existing list.
Create a new list from scratch
To create a new list, navigate to DISPLAY, select Lists, and then click the button.
Enter list metadata
Enter details into the relevant fields.
Note: When entering information, bear in mind that certain pages will display the list description and the list title in your Reference Apps.
- Title (mandatory): the name of your list (it need not be unique)
- Tagline: the subtitle of your list, which displays on some pages (85 character limit)
- Description: the summary of your list
To save information, click the button. You've now created your new list.
Create a new list by duplicating an existing one
To duplicate an existing list, find it in the list catalog, then click on the list dropdown. You'll see a Duplicate option in the menu. Click on this and a copy of the current list is created - identified by the word copy in its title.
The copy will contain exactly the same assets and metadata as the original, and you can go ahead and modify it in the same way you would any other list.
You can also access the Duplicate function from the More menu on the list's detail page.
Once you've created your list, the next step is to add the list content (assets).
How do I add content to my list?
Once you've created your list, the Content tab is automatically selected. Find information about the list, including title, status, and last modified information, at the top of the page. List metadata previously entered can be found in the Metadata tab.
Note: Lists that are not yet published have a status of draft. Published lists display as live.
To add assets to a list, follow the steps below:
- Manual curation: Start typing in the Add an asset... field to display a list of suggestions. The asset type filter defaults to ANY. To narrow down your search, select one or more asset types beforehand by clicking on the relevant icon below.
- Using list rules: Alternatively, select the link to add a new rule, and automatically populate your list using parameters you select. Read our using list rules article for more information about curating lists dynamically.
The item count below the preview tells you how many items you've manually added to your list. This helps you keep track of the size of your list, avoiding potential performance issues. The feature was introduced as part of AXIS 9.3.1.
Items added dynamically through a list rule are excluded from the count, so if a list is fully rule-driven, with no manually added content, the count will show 0 items.
Can I view further asset information?
Yes, if you want to see additional information about an asset before adding it to your list, hover over the asset in the autocomplete dropdown.
This feature was introduced in the AXIS 8.2 release.
Can I add notes to my list?
From AXIS 9.5 onwards, you can use the Notes feature to add notes, comments or any relevant information about your list in a free text field.
To add a note:
- Find the Notes icon on the top right-hand side of the page.
- Select this to open the Notes panel. This slides out from the right-hand side of the page.
- Type your note. When you're done, click .
- Your notes are saved. To close the panel, click on the x.
You can add more notes, or edit existing list notes, by simply clicking on the Notes icon to open the panel again, making your changes and re-saving. Any added notes will show a timestamp and the name of the person who added them.
If you delete the list, the associated notes are also deleted.
How do I manage list content?
Hover over an asset within the list and select the icon to display options to either remove or, if selecting an asset that is not at the top or bottom of the list, send to top or send to bottom.
Alternatively, select an asset and drag and drop it into position.
Note: The Advanced view shows the XML of the rules used to generate lists. To avoid problems with your list display, we recommend that the code is only modified by Deltatre Engineers.
Saving and publishing lists
Once you click thebutton, the list is made visible to your end users to view and interact with.
Need to make additional changes before going live?
No problem, save your list without publishing by selecting the More button, followed by Save. This action saves your changes but the list remains in a draft state until manually published.
Alternatively, from the More menu, you have the option to Archive or Delete the list.