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Adding a delete rule

The GV STRATUS Rules Engine can watch a location and delete assets that match your criteria.
  1. Log in to the GV STRATUS Control Panel application with administrator privileges.
  2. In the GV STRATUS Control Panel application, click General | Rules.
  3. Click Add. Rule Editor settings open.
  4. In the Rule Type drop-down list select Delete.
  5. In the Name field type in a name for the rule you are configuring.
  6. In the Description field type in a description for the rule you are configuring.
  7. In Scope settings, specify the location or locations in which the rule operates.

    1. Click Add Location or Add SM Location.

      The Location Selection dialog box opens.

      If you clicked Add SM Location, the Location Selection dialog box displays all social media locations that had been configured.

    2. Navigate to and select the desired location.

      You can select multiple locations in the Location Selection dialog box.

      For Transfer, Export, Custom, Archive, and Transfer to Avid rules, you can also select logical asset locations under Groups | Lost and Found.

      If desired, you can edit scope location path manually in the text box.

      This is the location that contains the files on which the rule operates. Every time the rule runs, it looks in this location to determine if there are any assets that match the rule conditions and then operates on the assets that match.
    3. Click OK. The location is added to the Scope list.
    4. For a location in the list, if you want the rule to operate on sub-folders as well, select Include Subfolders. When this is selected, if there are multiple directories under the selected location, the rule operates in each of the sub-directories.
    5. Repeat these steps to add additional locations as desired.
    6. To change a location in the list, click the Browse button
    7. To remove a location from the list, click X.
  8. In Frequency settings, specify how often the Rules Engine triggers the rule.

    1. Select one of the following options:
      • Metadata Change: The rule is constantly monitoring files in the “Scope” folder (and file types depend on the rule condition).
      • Periodically: Sets the number of minutes.
      • Daily: Sets the number of days.
      • Weekly: Sets the number of weeks.
      • Monthly: Sets the day of each month.
      • STRATUS UI only: The rule is only applicable when triggered by users via the context menu in Asset List of the STRATUS UI.
      For Daily, Weekly, and Monthly options, a Start Time setting opens. Set the day and time the rule is triggered for the first time.
  9. In Rule Options settings, specify how the asset is deleted. Select one of the following options:

    • Delete Material in Scope Only: Deletes the online material which is present under the selected scope only.
    • Delete all Online Material: Deletes online material only.
    • Delete Entire Asset: Deletes online material, archived material, published material on social media platforms, and proxy.
    • Delete Entire Asset (excluding SM-Platforms): Deletes online material, archived material, and proxy; except published material on social media platforms.
  10. In Rule Conditions settings, specify the conditions the Rules Engine looks for to qualify an asset.

  11. In the Select items when drop down list, select one of the following:
    • ALL of the conditions below are met: Assets that match all conditions.
    • ANY of the conditions below are met: Assets that match any condition.
    • Custom: A Custom Expression field opens in which you can enter a custom expression.

    Conditions and custom expressions are similar to those in GV STRATUS Advanced Search. Simple boolean operators AND, OR, and NOT are supported. Enter these operators in all capital letters.

  12. Configure conditions as follows:
    • For each condition (1, 2, 3, 4, etc) click the Add Condition button and select from lists to define the condition.
    • Click the X button to remove a condition from the list.

    The is Empty setting and the period (.) mark are also supported when creating conditions. In case you want to use a ‘relative time’ (for example the asset ‘Modified Date’ is before 2 minutes ago) as a rule condition, you should not use rule triggers based on ‘Metadata Changes’ but use ‘periodically’ rule triggers only and enter a cycle time (for example 3, 4 or 5 minutes). This is because when a ‘relative time' matches the condition, but no metadata change happens at the same time, the rule will not trigger in your operation.

    If a newly created custom metadata field is not available in the Add Condition dialog, restart the GV STRATUS Control Panel application.

  13. Click Save.
Next, enable the rule.

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