Associated Content associated-content

For Content Fragments of Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) as a Cloud Service, the associated content feature (available in the original editor) provides the connection so that assets can be optionally used with the fragment. This provides flexibility by providing a range of assets to access when using the content fragment, while also helping to reduce the time required to search for the appropriate asset. This feature can be used for both for your headless content delivery, and page authoring.

Content Fragments are a Sites feature, but are stored as Assets.
There are two editors for authoring Content Fragments. This section covers the original editor, primarily accessed from the Assets console.

Adding Associated Content adding-associated-content

There are various methods of adding visual assets (for example, images) to the fragment and/or page.

To make the association you first need to add your media assets to a collection. After that is done you can:

  1. Open your fragment and select Associated Content from the side panel.

    Associated Content

  2. Depending on whether any collections have already been associated, or not - select either:

    • Associate Content - this is the first associated collection
    • Associate Collection - associated collections are already configured
  3. Select the required collection.

    You can optionally add the fragment itself to the selected collection; this aids tracking.

    Select collection

  4. Confirm (with Select). The collection is listed as associated.

    Confirmed association

Editing Associated Content editing-associated-content

Once you have associated a collection you can:

  • Remove the association.
  • Add Assets to the collection.
  • Select an asset for further action.
  • Edit the asset.