Creating and Configuring the IMP Import Action

Creating and Configuring the IMP Import Action

You must create an IMP Import Action, and then configure it, so that it points to the VFS location where your package resides.

The Import action supports the following protocols:

  • FILE
  • FTP
  • FTPS
  • HTTP
  • HTTPS
  • S3
  • SFTP
  • SMB
  • AZBS (Azure Blob Storage)
  • WEBDAV

1) In Core, click New.

2) From the menu, select Action.

3) Enter a name and description for the action.

4) In the Visibility field, select the account(s) that the action will be available in.

5) From the Plugin Type dropdown, select Import.

6) From the Plugin dropdown, select IMP Import.

7) Click Save.

8) Click the Configuration sub-tab.

9) Click Edit.

10) In the Source File section, enter the details of the VFS location where your IMP is stored.

11) Click Save.

12) Click Enable.

Creating a Placeholder IMP Asset

1) In Core, click New.

2) From the menu, select IMP.

3) In the Create new IMP Asset screen, enter a name and description.

4) Click Save.

5) Click Enable.

Importing a Package

1) On the powerbar above the details screen, click the Import action icon.

Note: You can also import a package without a preexisting placeholder. In such a case, Flex Media Platform creates a new placeholder and imports the package onto that placeholder.

2) In the pop-up, select the relevant IMP import action.

3) Click Run. When the progress bar reaches 100%, the package is imported.

4) Click the Details sub-tab, and the contents of the package have been applied to the placeholder, and are now listed as children, below the asset details screen for the IMP asset.

Importing a Supplemental Package

You can update the contents of a package that has already been imported into Flex Media Platform. You can do this by importing new files on top of an existing package in Flex using the IMP Import action.

For example: you might have an existing package in Flex Media Platform, and you want add some new items to it, such a new audio track or a new CPL. This is done using the IMP Import action.

Note: You can only run a supplemental package asset against an existing IMP, and not against a blank placeholder.
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