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Make List View As Default View In AEM Assets

Make List View as Default View in AEM Assets

AEM Assets allows customers to manage their digital assets for e.g., images, videos, documents, and audio clips in a web-based repository. It includes Metadata-support, Renditions, Digital Asset Management Finder and AEM Assets Administration UI.

Most of the AEM Authors like to view their assets in List view compared to Column view and Card view. By default, AEM shows the assets in Card view. Through my experience in AEM, I had found an easy solution to make list view as a default view for assets.


1. Overlay the /libs/dam/gui/content/assets/jcr:content/views/list and under /apps/dam/gui/content/assets/jcr:content/views/list

2. Add a property sling:orderBefore to the list node , something like below

name: sling:orderBefore String card

3. The XML looks something like this
<views jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured">

4. Click on Save All.

Although there are multiple ways you can customize views in assets, this is one the simplest way to achieve this. If you want more tips and tricks on AEM, please check our blog page.

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