Linking and Unlinking Assets with Products Manually

How to assign assets to products individually or in bulk

One of the beautiful things about using a PIM is that you can link your products and your assets so that they are easy to use and find. In Plytix, you only need to upload your file once, and then you can use it in multiple places. In this article, we will explain the different ways to link or unlink an asset to a product so that they can be exported or used together.  

 

From the Asset Overview

From the Asset Detail Page

From the Product Details Page

From the Product Details Page Attribute Tab

 

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Asset Overview

To link an asset from the Assets overview screen:

  1. Select the asset(s) you want to link.
  2. From the set of options that appear at the top of the table, click on 'Link to...' 
  3. From the dropdown of choices in the pop out, choose 'Products'.Linking-products-to-assets-overview
  4. Select the products to which you want to link the asset.
  5. Click 'Next'.



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  6. If you wish you can add your assets directly to any of your media attributes, for this click 'Add attribute'.
  7. Choose the attribute to which you wish to assign your assets.
  8. Choose to 'Add' or 'Replace existing' assets. 

ℹ️ By linking your assets to a product, they will automatically be assigned to the "Assets" tab and the system attribute "Files". 

 

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💡Use filters to find a selection of assets faster

⚠️ You can link no more than 300 assets to a product

 

 


 

Asset Detail Page

From the asset overview, click on an asset to enter the asset details page. This will take you to the 'Products' tab of the asset details page.

 

To link assets from the asset detail page:

  1. Click on 'Link Products'.  
  2. In the pop-up that appears, choose the products you want to link.
  3. Click 'Next'. 
  4. If you wish, you can add your assets directly to any of your media attributes, for this click 'Add attribute'.
  5. Choose the attribute to which you wish to assign your assets.
  6. Choose to 'Add' or 'Replace existing' assets. 


Link products from the asset detail page by clicking 'Link Products'

ℹ️ By linking your assets to a product, they will automatically be assigned to the "Assets" tab and the system attribute "Files". 

 

    To unlink an asset from a product:

    1. From the 'Products' tab of the asset details page, select the products you would like to unlink.
    2. From the additional options that appear above the table, click 'Unlink'.


    Unlink products from the asset detail page by selecting products you want to unlink.



    Product Detail Page

    To link assets directly from a product: 

    1. From the 'Products' page click on the product SKU you would like to edit to get to the product detail page.
    2. Go to the 'Assets' tab of the product details page
    3. Click 'Link Assets' on the left
    4. In the pop-up that appears, choose to upload new files (1) or link existing assets (2).

    link assets to products by uploading files

     

    When linking to existing assets, the pop up will show a list of all the assets in Plytix. From here:

    1. Select the asset(s) you want to link to your product.
    2. Click 'Link' to finish linking the assets.

     

    select the assets you want to link to your product

     

    💡 You can view these assets in a list or in a grid.

     

    Once linked, your assets will appear in the 'Assets' tab of the product detail page, which you can think of as an overview of all the assets related to that product.

     

    To unlink assets: 

    1. Select the assets you would like to unlink.
    2. Click the 'Unlink' button that appears above the table.

    Unlink assets from the assets tab of the product detail page

    Attribute Tab of the Product Detail Page

    You can also link assets to media attributes of a product. For example, you can add an image to a "Thumbnail" attribute.

     

    ℹ️ This requires you to create media attribute types in the system.

     

    To link assets as attributes: 

    1. Go to a product's detail page.
    2. On the 'Attributes' tab, find the media attribute to which you want to add assets.
    3. Hover your mouse over the attribute name and click on the pencil icon that appears before the name to edit that attribute.link assets from the attributes tab of the product detail page
    4. Click on the plus icon to add more assets.
    5. In the pop-up that appears, choose to upload new files (1) or link existing assets (2).

    upload new files or link existing assets to a product

    When linking to existing assets, you can:

    • Link specifically to assets that are already linked to the product
    • Link assets that are generally stored in the PIM

      If you want to link assets to your attribute which are currently not linked to this product, you can simply disable the boolean 'Only product's assets', which will let you select any asset from your account.

     

    view a products linked assets or assets that are not currently linked

     

    To unlink an asset:

    Hover over an asset and click on the trash can icon to unlink this asset.

    On the product detail page, unlink an asset by clicking the trash can icon

     


     

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