The files that are used in Content Station are stored in Enterprise and are typically related to other files in Enterprise:
- A Dossier can contain one or more files
- A file can be part of one or more Dossiers
- An image or article can be placed on a layout
- A layout can have one or more articles or images (that are also stored in Enterprise) placed on it
It is important to be aware of these relationships, for example to see if other files are affected when making changes to a particular file.
Viewing such relations, known as links, can be done by using the Linked Files panel in Content Station Aurora.
Figure: The Linked Files panel shows to which files in Enterprise a file is linked.
Accessing the panel
From the right side of the page, click the Linked Files icon.
Figure: The icon of the Linked Files panel.
Showing linked files
To see the files in Enterprise to which a file is linked, select the file anywhere in Content Station. All files that it is linked to (if any) are shown in the Linked files panel. How the selected file is related to the file shown in the panel is indicated as follows:
|Contains||Dossiers||Shown for each file that the selected Dossier contains.|
|Part of||All files||Shown for each Dossier that the file is part of.|
|Placed on||All files that can be placed on a layout||Shown for each layout that the selected file is placed on.|
|Placed||Layouts||Shown for each file that is placed on the selected layout|
Note: In Content Station 11.23 and higher, files are grouped by relation type. In earlier versions, the relation type is displayed as a label above each file.
Figure: The Linked files panel in Content Station version 11.23 and higher. Files are grouped by relation type. Here, a file is selected that is part of a Dossier and is placed on a layout.
Figure: The Linked files panel in Content Station version 11.22 and lower. A label above the file indicates the type of link. Here, a file is selected that is placed on a layout and is part of a Dossier.
Showing the linked files in a new tab
The files that are shown in the Linked files panel can also be opened in a separate Web browser tab. This can be useful to further work on these files in some way, perhaps to view the linked files for each of these files.
To do this, click on Show in new tab at the top of the panel.
Note: Your Web browser may block the opening of multiple tabs and will inform you that 'pop-up windows are blocked'. When receiving such a message, choose to 'always allow pop-ups' for Content Station Aurora.
- 17 October 2018: Added changes to the Linked files panel for Content Station 11.23 and higher.