Adobe has formalized the use of embedded metadata into a protocol they call eXtensible Metadata Platform, or XMP. Since XMP is part of the Adobe product line, it is available in almost every software tool Adobe provides. The benefit of XMP metadata is once it is entered, the metadata is part of the asset, and not a separate database. This makes the asset the database for the asset, as well. Using an asset with XMP metadata, allows XPression designers to link data to fields in an XPression scene. This is accomplished using assets with XMP metadata as well as functionality of the Visual Logic components of XPression 6.1 or higher.