Uploading and Importing Assets

How to get your product files and assets into Plytix

Assets are all the images, videos, documents, and other files that make up your product content. You can get your assets into Plytix in a few different ways. This article will teach you how to get all your assets into the PIM. 

 

Uploading Assets 

Importing Assets from CSV

 

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Uploading Assets 

Assets can be uploaded by dragging and dropping the source file into Plytix. There are a few areas where you can do this.

Asset Overview 

If you're not sure where your assets are going to live just yet, or they aren't directly related to any given product, drop them into the Asset Overview.

To upload assets to this area:

  1. Go to the 'Assets' tab in the top navigation menu.
  2. Then select 'All Assets' to go to the Asset Overview.
  3. Click the 'Upload Assets' button in the top right corner.

    view all assets on the asset overview page
  4. Select the files you want to add or drag and drop them into the space provided. Your upload will start automatically.
  5. Assets that have been successfully uploaded will appear with a purple check mark. 

    successfully uploaded assets appear with a small purple check mark
  6. Click 'Finish' to close the uploader.

Your newly uploaded assets will now appear in the Assets area.

 

ℹ️ If any asset appears with a warning sign upon upload, you can hover over the asset to find out why it failed to upload.

 

Product Page - Media Attributes

You can also upload assets directly to your products by linking them to Media Attributes. 

To upload assets directly to your products: 

  1. Go to the detail page of the product to which you want to add assets.
  2. Find the Media Attribute to which you want to add assets.
  3. Click the pencil icon to edit the attribute. 
  4. Click on the add image icon to access the uploader.

    upload attributes to the product's media gallery from the product detail page
  5. Select the file or files you want to add, or drag and drop them into the space provided. Your upload will start automatically.
  6. Assets that have been successfully uploaded will appear with a purple check mark. 
  7. Click 'Finish' to close the uploader

 

💡You can also bulk upload your assets to any product by going to the 'Assets' tab in the product detail view. This is helpful if you aren't sure what attributes your assets will be assigned to yet. 

 


Importing Assets 

You can also upload your assets along with your products within a CSV file. 

Your CSV file must contain the following elements: 

  • An "SKU" column to identify the product you want to match your asset(s) to
  • Columns defining which media attributes you want to assign your assets to
  • A publicly accessible URL where Plytix can fetch your files from
  • If there is more than one file listed in the same row, there should be a separator like a comma 

 

For example: 

CSV files must include product SKUs, attribute names and publicly accessible URLs of assets

Once your CSV is prepared for import, then you can import your assets.

  1. Go to the 'Products' tab in the top navigation menu.
  2. Select 'Import'. 
  3. Then drag and drop your CSV into the space provided.
  4. Complete the matching process.
  5. Click 'Start Import'.

Once your import is completed, your assets will appear in the Assets area as well as linked to your products.

 



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