Distribution package renditions are ZIP files with a format that can display in CRM. For a given document, the distribution package rendition may be auto-generated from a source file or manually uploaded by a user. In either case, Vault only supports ASCII characters in the source content filename.
Note: You cannot load non-ZIP files as distribution packages for multichannel slides.
Auto-Generated Distribution Packages
For Vault to auto-generate a package, the Publish for Veeva CRM (CLM) or Publish for Veeva CRM (Portals) field must be set to Yes on a multichannel slide. Vault generates different renditions depending on the CRM Media Type field:
|File Type||Rendition Name||Notes|
|Image||Veeva Distribution Package||Distribution ZIP includes the full size image in PNG file format (image.png) and a thumbnail version (thumb.png)|
|Veeva Distribution Package||Distribution ZIP includes the PDF file (pdf.pdf) and a thumbnail version (thumb.png)|
|PPTX||Veeva Distribution Package||Distribution ZIP includes the PowerPoint file (.pptx) and a thumbnail version (thumb.png). Note that Vault only auto-generates a distribution package for PowerPoint files via the Create Presentation user action.|
|Video||CLM Video Distribution Package||CLM-only: Distribution ZIP contains the video in MP4 file format (video.mp4), a poster image (poster.png) generated from two seconds into the video (to display prior to playing the video), and thumbnail image (thumb.png)|
|Video||Veeva Distribution Package||Engage-only: Distribution ZIP contains a poster image (poster.png) generated from two seconds into the video (to display prior to playing the video), and thumbnail image (thumb.png); this package also includes multiple video renditions to support streaming videos at different bandwidths|
Vault does not automatically create the distribution package for HTML files.
If your content is HTML, you can use your own ZIP file as a distribution package rendition. For HTML content, simply upload the ZIP as the Multichannel Slide document’s source file. When you upload the source file, Vault:
- Uses the ZIP filename to populate the document field File Name
- Extracts an image to use as the document’s source file and to generate a viewable rendition
- Uses the ZIP file as the distribution package rendition
To replace an existing distribution package rendition, you can delete the existing rendition and upload your ZIP file as a distribution package rendition.
Uploaded distribution packages must meet specific requirements:
- Use the CLM publishing format.
- Do not use non-UTF8 characters in the filename.
- Use ZIP file format.
For more information about packaging ZIP files, see the CRM documentation.
Automatic Source File Selection
To select an image source file and generate a viewable rendition, Vault uses the following order of selection to search the first and second levels of the ZIP file. Filenames are not case-sensitive.
Editing Auto-Generated Distribution Packages
If Vault auto-generated a distribution package for your CLM content, there are some edits that you can make to that package:
- Poster Image: Replace the generated poster image using the Upload option from the Renditions panel in the Doc Info page. This is only an option for videos: it requires the CRM Media Type field to be set to Video.
- Thumbnail Image: Replace the generated thumbnail image using the Upload option from the Renditions panel in the Doc Info page.
The file you select to replace a poster or thumbnail image must use an image file format that Vault supports. See a list of supported formats.