# ask-community

Aaron T

04/26/2023, 7:53 PM
Question about Metadata - I have an asset that outputs metadata. I would like to have another asset that would use that metadata to generate a report and send an email. How would I access the metadata of the upstream asset?

Tim Castillo

04/26/2023, 7:55 PM
Hmm, this seems like this metadata should be an asset in itself. Would you be able to make a downstream asset out of that metadata and have your report+email use that asset?

Aaron T

04/26/2023, 7:57 PM
I don't see why not. Could have a multi-output asset. It's just the data itself is more metadata-esq. It is stats on the asset output itself. For instance, we are determining if phone lines are down, if so send a repair request. Just need the stats of how many lines are down etc.