Set up metadata mapping

Workfront-related information about an asset can be transferred from Workfront into Workfront DAM with the asset. The metadata mapping option in the Workfront Setup area allows for this transfer of information.

Talk to your Workfront consultant for best practice recommendations on setting up the metadata mapping.

You must be a Workfront administrator and a Workfront DAM administrator to set up metadata mapping. Before you can start, you must connect your Workfront and Workfront DAM accounts.

Connect accounts

  1. Log in to Workfront.
  2. Open a project, task, or issue and click the Documents tab.
  3. Click the Add New button and select From Workfront DAM from the drop-down menu.
  4. Enter your login name and password in the Workfront DAM authorization box that appears.
  5. Next, click Yes to give Workfront access to the DAM account.
  6. If needed, refresh the page to update the access to Workfront DAM.

With this connection established, now you can start mapping metadata between the two systems. Make sure you’ve already created the needed metadata fields in Workfront DAM before you start mapping.

Set up the mapping

  1. Log in to Workfront.
  2. Select Setup from the Main Menu.
  3. Expand the Documents section in the left panel menu.
  4. Then click on Metadata Mapping.
  5. In the Workfront field, type the field source of the Workfront field to map.
  6. Then select the corresponding or target Workfront DAM metadata field.
  7. Click the Add Mapping button.
  8. You’ll see the Workfront Field Source and Workfront DAM Target Field in the chart at the bottom of the window.
  9. Repeat for all of the desired metadata fields.

A screenshot of the Metadata Mapping screen in Workfront