When to Use the Basic Asset Model in Fatwire?

Posted: February 9, 2012 in Fatwire
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When to Use the Basic Asset Model in Fatwire?

When the data for an asset type can be imagined before the creation, as a simple flat table where each asset of that type is a single record and every record has the same columns, that asset type should use the BASIC ASSET MODEL.

The structure in the database is as follows for the Basic Asset:

  • Each basic asset has a database table.
  • Each attribute has a field in the table.

The Basic Asset Model is the choice of developers, when the data has the following characteristics:

  • FIXED / PREDICTABLE ATTRIBUTES: This means that we know that the data has a fixed number of attributes, and in future, there is no necessity to add new attributes to the data type.
  • HOMOGENEOUS: This means that all the assets are of the same type, where all the assets have the same set of attributes.
  • MODERATE ATTRIBUTES: There are a very few attributes to the asset.
  • USE STATIC PUBLISHING MODEL: There are very rare cases, where the Flex model uses the Static publishing.
  • NAVIGATION: Visitors of the site browse your site by navigating through the links, and not automatically driven through their selected options.
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Comments
  1. Sushanth Reddy says:

    Hi KK,

    Dude.. I didn’t get this point..
    “HOMOGENEOUS: This means that all the assets are of the same type, where all the assets have the same set of attributes.”
    By this, do you mean, In Flex, it is possible to create assets with different set of attributes under one asset type? If so, how? since, we ultimately add the required attributes to _PD before hand and all of them must appear in content form & thus in asset.

    • KK says:

      Sushanth,

      Your query is explained below:

      In Basic Asset Model, using an ADF (Asset Descriptor File), we can create only one asset, along with a set of attributes.

      Hence, what ever the asset we create, should be the same asset type.

      This means that, we should select the Basic Asset Model, when we are sure that all the assets in the site are of same type (HOMOGENEOUS)..

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