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Asset version control

This feature is available only to Acquia DAM Professional subscribers.

You can view and manage current and previous versions of assets in Acquia DAM.

Viewing versioned assets

In Acquia DAM, versioned assets will display a version number next to the file name on the asset thumbnail and in the asset details panel.

In Brand Connect, users will only see the latest version — they won’t be able to view version history or an indication of versioning.

Versioning example

Version history

You can view thumbnails of all previous versions of an asset along with upload dates and comments.

  1. Sign in to Acquia DAM, and then select the asset.

  2. From the asset details page, click Versions on the actions toolbar.

  3. The current and previous versions of the asset will display. You can comment on the current or previous version and view, download, restore and delete previous versions.

    Versioning list

  4. When finished, click Done.

Automatic versioning

When an asset is uploaded with the same filename as a previously uploaded asset, automatic versioning adds the asset as a new version of the previous one. Both files remain in Acquia DAM.

  1. Sign in to Acquia DAM.
  2. Click on the top navigation and select System Preferences.
  3. In the Assets section, configure the setting:
    • Version uploaded assets with the same name: When enabled, an asset uploaded to a folder where its filename already exists will be added as a new version of that asset.
      • When the setting is disabled, the newly uploaded asset’s filename will append with “_1” when uploaded to a folder where its filename already exists.
  4. You also have the option to apply metadata from the new version or the current version:
    • If you want to retain the metadata from the original asset, choose the Apply metadata from current version option.
    • If you want to save the metadata from the newly uploaded version, choose the Apply metadata from new version option.
  5. Click Save.

Versioning preferences

Manual versioning

Admins and contributors with upload permission for a folder can manually version assets.

  1. Sign in to Acquia DAM and select the asset.

  2. From the asset details page, click in the actions toolbar and select Add version.

    Versioning toolbar

  3. Click Choose file and enter a comment (optional).

    Upload version

  4. Click Upload.