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If a Content Tag Set is associated with some governance area, every user with any governance role in this are will be able to view it, at least. For any other user to view or edit assets contained in a Content Tag Set, a manager must use the Content Tag Set's utilities > Users settings (see documentation) to grant them permissions.

Note that different workflows that process changes to a Content Tag Set can have their own permission-profile settings (for background, see Workflow Overview: Permissions for Production Collections ...).


Edits made directly in an asset collection are visible to all other collections that include it and to any workflows. In contrast, edits made as part of a workflow are only visible within the working copy managed by the workflow until and unless workflow changes are committed.


The Crosswalk Editor

The right side of the crosswalk editor shows a two-column table, whose first column lists items from the first asset collection used to create the crosswalk. To map one of these items to an item from the second asset collection, enter the second collection's appropriate item in the corresponding row of the second column. Typeahead will make the target term easier to find; here, after clicking the yellow rectangle to the right of "Africa" in the left-hand column, a user has typed in "Af" and a drop-down list shows the right-hand asset collection's terms that begin with those letters:

Once you have entered a term, you can enter a comment about the mapping as well:

Click the green circle with the yellow plus sign when you are ready to have EDG add the mapping. After you do so, clicking to the right of it will let you add a new mapping for that same item. Crosswalks support many to many mappings. Mousing over a mapping will show the comment if one exists: 

Clicking the "x" on such a mapping deletes it.

Additional Actions

The two mapping columns can be swapped, left and right, by clicking the double-arrow button  in the header.

Double-clicking on an item in either column will open that item's details in a separate browser tab.

The Filter search form in the left pane lets selects source-asset collection items to quickly find terms meeting one or more conditions. The example below shows a filtering search for concepts having a preferred label containing "New" and a broader value of "Canada", with the filtered results appearing in the mapping table.

At the bottom of the filter search pane, there are additional options for constraining the results.

Only show unmapped items excludes all items that currently have a mapping defined, making it easier to browse for mapping omissions.

Exclude subclasses of <CLASS> ensures that all result items are direct instances of the Croswalk's class, i.e., excluding decendants.

Return local results only excludes items from other models obtained from include relationships.

Crosswalk Operations: Reports, Export

Under Crosswalk Utilities, there are special considerations for reporting and exporting.

Reporting Crosswalk Errors

Deletions or modifications to asset collections involved in a crosswalk can cause crosswalk relationship errors. Built-in EDG crosswalk constraints identify such occurrences for reporting and maintenance purposes. To use this feature, see the Reports > Problems and Suggestions report. The Problems and Suggestions report also auto suggests new mappings.

Exporting as a Spreadsheet

In addition to standard graph and search exports, users can also export Crosswalks in a common-separated spreadsheet format. See Export > Crosswalk as a Spreadsheet.

Creating a Crosswalk with EDG Tagger

If you have TopBraid EDG's optional Tagger module, you may find it easier to create crosswalks between hierarchical asset collections (for example, two taxonomies) using Tagger instead of the Crosswalk module.

To do this, configure a new tag set setting one of the hierarchical asset collections as the Concept asset collection as you normally would and then set the other as the Content Graph. Here, after someone has set the IPTC taxonomy to be the Concept asset collection and the Geography one to be the Content Graph, they have tagged "Africa" in the Geography Vocabulary with "Africa" from the IPTC one:

See the Tagger User Guide for further details on configuring Content and Tag Property graphs and Concept asset collection into a tag set.


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