Clear selection after the selection action is done

Joris Wynendaele [Aprimo] 2 years ago in Digital Asset Management updated by petra.tant 6 months ago 4

As a user, i want my selection (basket) cleared out after the action (download, export records, edit records, etc.) is done. Otherwise it is fairly easy to forget to clear it manually and run the action (metadata update especially) the next time on assets that it was not intended to be run on.

In the old DAM UI, selection and basket was one thing. We assume if people put elements in a basket that they may want to do different things with it like sending to someone, downloading, etc. For a selection it is more logic to automatically clear the selection after the action was taken. In the new DAM UI we will separate the working of a selection and a basket going forward.

I am having my users request this change. They are confused why the selection function bar that pops up at the bottom of the browser doesn't always show that assets are selected when items are selected. For instance, when I am done adding assets to a collection and navigate away from this page, they don't like that it doesn't show their selected assets at the bottom of the browser. They feel that the items should automatically be cleared after an action is done. 


We have had so many discussions on which behavior would be the best and it was a conscious choice not to clear the basket after 1 action because it's more difficult to gather twice the same set of assets in the basket if you need to perform 2 subsequent actions, than having to clear the basket if you want to work on different assets.