I was going through the tutorial and got confused with Basic Assets Category, Subtype and Association.
This is what my understanding is:-
Cateogory : Something similar to Grouping. We are grouping the Assets here, based on the category name.
Subtype : Subtype is nothing but a Sub class. But how it will be useful i don't know.
Association : Associates, a parent Asset to a child asset. So child asset will get the behavior of the parent Asset. If this is true i can go for the Sub Type i.e. sub class right? Then why should i have to go for Association?
Please let me know the difference.
In a nutshell
Category is just labeling, it is not used in the product functionally. It is just an editors hint.
A subtype is a categorization of an assettype, For flex assets it maps to the definition of the asset, ie an asset definition News of assettype Article will be a News subtype of the Article assettype. The definition holds the attributes an asset can have.
A assocaition is a link between one asset and another, for instance from a article to an image. It is used to retrieve for instance all images for a specific article (all 'image' associations form the aricle)