In the CM GUI, when you view source on an ECL item, the xlink:title of the image is available:

enter image description here

But when you retrieve the same component via Core Service and view its Content, the xlink:title is gone: enter image description here

I know this image is stored externally and that the ECL Service is the best place to get this kind of information, but for my needs the title would be enough for a report I'm writing and I was hoping that perhaps just this was stored in app data or cached in some other way I can get to via Core Service - or does the CM GUI make an ECL round trip to get this information every time?


1 Answer 1


Unfortunately there is no way to get link title via Core Service in 8.5.

CME indeed make a round trip each time. It happens "inside" CME model service.

  • Thought so - thanks Yuri!
    – Neil
    Mar 1, 2021 at 17:17
  • 1
    As Yuriy hinted: we are working on making it possible to retrieve this through the Core Service in Tridion Sites 9.6. Mar 2, 2021 at 17:16

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.