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Describe an Asset

You can edit an asset’s portal, change its name, icon, description, tags, categories, and custom fields; and add portal pages with content.

All versions of an asset have the same name, icon, description, and computed average rating.

Each minor version of an asset has its own tags, categories, custom fields, and content pages, including an optional page of terms and conditions.

In Exchange, open the asset list and select the asset. Exchange shows the asset portal.

Edit Asset Portal Information

You can change the asset icon, name, description, contact name, and contact email.

  1. Click the edit pen icon in the asset portal.

  2. To change the icon, click the edit pen icon, select an image file, then click Open.

  3. To change the asset portal name, enter the new asset portal name.

  4. To change the description, enter a new asset description in the Description field.

  5. To change the contact name or email, enter a new contact name and email in the corresponding field.

  6. To cancel the changes, click the X icon.

  7. To save the changes, click the check icon.

Before the August 2019 release, the versions of an asset could have different names or icons. After the August 2019 release, a updated asset information applies to all versions of the asset.

Add and Remove Categories

When searching for assets, categories can be used to filter the search results.

  1. In the asset details pane, click Add categories. If there are already categories added for the asset, click Categories.

  2. Click Add category and select from the list of categories.

  3. Click Add value and select from the list of values.

  4. To remove a category, click the trash can icon.

  5. To remove a value from a category, click the X from the value text.

Add and Remove Asset Tags

When searching for assets, tags can be used to filter the search results. Tags can only be lower case, and upper case tags are converted to lowercase. Special characters are permitted.

  1. In the asset details pane, click Add tags. If there are already tags added for the asset, click Tags.

  2. Click Add a tag and select from the list of tags.

  3. Press the enter or return key on your keyboard.

  4. To remove tags, click Tags, then click the X next to the tag text.

Edit Asset Portal Documentation

The documentation for an asset can be changed.

  1. Select Edit documentation.

  2. Enter the new portal content.

  3. In the editor, you can change the appearance of text and insert code samples, block quotes, and horizontal lines.

  4. Add images and videos as described below.

  5. After you write the main page, click Save to save as a draft or Publish. You can edit and save a draft any number of times before publishing. Drafts are not visible to other users until they are published.

  6. Add secondary pages and terms and conditions as described below.

  7. After you edit and save all your pages, click Publish to publish the portal.

  8. Your asset portal is now visible to everyone in the organization.

Add an Image

You can copy and paste an image directly into the Exchange page:

  1. Click Edit documentation.

  2. Select Visual tab.

  3. If your image is on your computer, drag the image to the Exchange page, or copy and paste to the Exchange page.

    If the image is on a web server, copy the image and paste it into the Exchange page.

Alternatively, select the image icon in the editor and provide a URL to an illustration available on the web.

In the Markdown tab, use this syntax to reference a web served image:

![some alt text](http://www.example.com/image/png.png)

Images uploaded before May 2019 can be accessed without authentication, and images uploaded after May 2019 require authentication. To disable unauthenticated access to an image uploaded before May 2019, download it, delete it, and upload it again.

Add Secondary Pages

You can add more pages to the asset portal.

  1. Select Edit documentation.

  2. In the left navigation bar, click Add New Page.

  3. Press the enter or return key on your keyboard to create the page. You can create as many pages as needed.

  4. To delete a page, click Delete Page.

  5. In Exchange Portals, click Add Content Pages.

  6. Add a description to the page. Secondary pages support the same options as the main page.

  7. To save a draft of a new page, click Save. Secondary pages are listed in the left navigation bar.

  8. To edit a draft, select the name of the page from the list in the left navigation bar and click Edit

  9. To cancel your edits, click Cancel.

  10. After you edit and save all your pages, click Publish for each page that you want to publish.

In Editing draft mode, you can reorder pages by clicking the page name and dragging the page up or down in the left navigation bar.

All page names are validated:

  • Page name length must be from 1 to 128 characters.

  • A page name cannot be the reserved name home.

  • Page names cannot be the name of an existing page.

  • Page names cannot contain these characters: @ * + / _ \

  • Page names cannot start with .

Specify Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions can be added for API assets only. Users are prompted to accept the terms and conditions when requesting API access.

  1. Select an asset and click Edit documentation.

  2. In the left navigation bar, click Add Terms and Conditions.

  3. Use the editor to specify the terms and conditions for this asset.

  4. To save the terms and conditions page as a draft, click Save.

  5. To delete the terms and conditions page, click Delete Page.

  6. To publish the terms and conditions page, click Publish.

API Groups

If any API in an API Group has a terms and conditions page, then the API Group has a terms and conditions page that cannot be deleted and that shows the terms and conditions of the underlying APIs.

Optionally, you may add more terms and conditions to the API Group’s terms and conditions page.

Editor Notes

  • To use the link control, type text, select the text, and click the link control to specify the link URL.

  • If your Exchange session times out while you’re editing, select all the text on the page and copy it to your clipboard. Then after you log back in, you can paste the content back into the page and save your draft. When a timeout occurs, unsaved content is purged.

  • You can access international characters by pressing and holding a character.

  • If you are editing descriptions for many assets, instead of clicking an asset to open it from Exchange, instead right-click the asset and click Open Link in New Window to open the asset in a new browser window. Otherwise, after you publish an asset, control returns to the start of the filter/search list.

  • Keyboard shortcuts (work in Visual and Markdown): Bold: ctrl-b/cmd-b, Italics: ctrl-i/cmd-i, Heading: ctrl-d/cmd-d, Blockquote: ctrl-e/cmd-e, Code Block: ctrl-j/cmd-j, Numbered List: ctrl-o/cmd-o, Bullet List: ctrl-u/cmd-u, Insert Link: ctrl-k/cmd-k.

Markdown Notes

  • Anypoint Exchange uses GitHub Markdown.

  • Basic HTML 5 code elements are supported in Markdown, such as div, button, a, ul, ol, table, p, span, pre, and code.

  • Insert a link: [MuleSoft.com](http://www.mulesoft.com) or:

    [MuleSoft.com][1]
    
    [1]: https://mulesoft.com
  • Insert a YouTube video: ![linkname](https://www.youtube.com/embed/YOUR_YOUTUBE_ID_HERE)
    For example: ![](https://www.youtube.com/embed/K3tuHUZ1J04)

  • Use syntax highlighting:

    ```javascript
    const myBool = true;
    const myNumber = 5;
    const myString = "abc";
    ```

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