Calendar search enables the user to search for assets simply by clicking on a selected day from a calendar view. No typing is needed by the user.
Calendar search is also a tool to structure the presentation of assets, based on predefined metadata. Unlike the Thumb or List view that presents all the library’s assets as they arrive by default, the Calendar view is by default presenting the assets based on “asset created”. However, the default configuration does not reflect the Calendar search potential.
The calendar view is exceptionally suited for repeating events since all available content is immediately visible in the calendar's thumb view without manually typing in search parameters. (This requires predefined calendar searches visible as legends)
The new calendar search is by default not activated. Customers must contact NEP support for activation and configuration.
Once activated, the calendar search is by default configured without any predefined filters and no search restrictions. (The user can click on a date to view the available assets).
The assets are sorted in the calendar by the default search parameter “asset created”
The user decides the type of content that should be visible in the calendar view by defining predefined search filters. It could be events, series, on-air dates, or similar media content.
Clicking on the calendar view icon, the calendar appears in the list/thumb view. When a user selects a legend inside the calendar, the events that happened that date will be listed in the thumb view, replacing all other assets.
How to enable Calendar view.
The calendar view must be configured by NEP customer service, and it is based on metadata. As earlier mentioned, asset collections could be from Sports Events or Tv series. Typical properties (metadata, tags, keys) could be "EventDate", "Match ID", and so forth.
Who can use the Calendar view?
The calendar search is available for Basic price plan customers and above.
Enter and exit Calendar view
When entering the Library, the default view is the Thumb view. To enter the Calendar search, click the calendar icon (highlighted in yellow).
If any asset/event search is active at the present time, it will be cleared and replaced with the predefined searches in the calendar view (represented by the colorful icons).
To leave the Calendar view and return to the default Thumb view, click the calendar icon again. Returning to the thumb view will activate the default search.
Legends can be fully customized in size, text, and colors.