Updating Asset Metadata Using CSV or XML Manifest Files

Use the  id column (in CSV manifest files) or the guid  element (in XML manifest files) to specify your own identifiers for your ingested content. You can later use those identifiers to update the asset, including its metadata.

The id column (in a CSV Manifest File) and the guid element (in an XML Manifest File) work as follows:

  • If you do not explicitly set the field when the file is first ingested, the identifier is the embed code (content ID or asset ID) assigned by the system.
  • If you do set the field in the initial upload, you need to provide it in the CSV or XML manifest files for later updates to a previously uploaded file.
  • If the CSV or XML manifest file includes the field with the external ID or embed code (content ID or asset ID) of a previously uploaded video file, the system updates the asset's metadata.
  • If the CSV or XML manifest file references a video file, the system looks for that video file locally in the customer's directory. If the system cannot find it, the entry is skipped.
Note: If you are not including your external identifiers, do not include these fields with a null value. Null values cannot be searched for later. Omit the field from your manifest file.