Ingest Workflow


The Ingest workflow is like a watch workflow, but gives you greater control of how watched locations are treated. The ingest workflow lets you assign custom meta data to files, as well as pull them through an existing upload workflow. 

Configuring the Ingest Workflow Template

Like all workflows in Ensemble, you should start by configuring the workflow template for your organization.


The Ingest workflow pictured above will be applied to all new libraries created inside Biology Organization. Like all workflow templates, you can use the {{Library}} variable to add the library name to the workflow's name.

The Metadata field includes five options:

  • Use File Name Before Extension.
  • Get Metadata from File.
  • Custom Metadata. Title, Description, and Keywords will be applied based on the workflow settings for those respective fields.
  • Shadow File.  Read meta-data from an XML file (same file name as media file but .xml extension) - Learn more at the Wiki!
  • Full Ingest Shadow File. Provides various additional options that classic shadow file doesn’t support. - Learn more at the Wiki!

Visit the Workflow Templates guide for more information.

Configuring the Ingest Workflow

Once the Ingest workflow template is configured, it can be added to a library. (If the Auto Create option is selected in the workflow template, it will automatically be added to new libraries).

The Ingest Workflow for a library shares most of the same settings as the Ingest Workflow Template (above). The only addition is the File Filter field. With that field you can set the ingest workflow to only target one kind of file.

ingest workflow

For step-by-step instructions on creating workflows, visit the Media Workflows support guide.

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