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The system has the ability to link together objects what we call “items” and “soldiers.” So, when a user looks at the full details for a soldier, they will see a section listing all linked “artifacts.”  If they click on one of the listed artifacts, they will be taken to the page that provides details of that item. Similarly, if they look at an item they will see two sections: linked names (soldiers) and linked items (artifacts).

Links are two way. When a link is created FROM an object, a corresponding link is automatically created in the TO object back to the originating object.

Linking an ‘soldier’ to another ‘soldier’

On the soldier Add or Edit page, there is a section called “Links to other soldiers.” Click in the search field and enter the last name that should be associated with the current soldier. For example, if you want to link a solder with the last name of “Davidson”, enter “Davidson” in the search field and all “soldiers” that have the name “Davidson” in the title or the content will be displayed. Select one or more soldiers.

When a link to soldier B is created while adding or editing soldier A, a link from soldier B to soldier A will automatically be created.

If you want to create links between three or more related soldiers (e.g. A, B and C) you will have to edit at least two of these to create three links: A to B, B to C, and C to A.

Linking ‘artifacts’ to a ‘soldier’

On the soldier Add or Edit page, there is a section called “Linked artifacts.” Click in the search field and enter a search term to find all applicable artifacts. For example, if you are currently adding or editing a soldier named “Sgt Joe Highlander”, enter “Highlander” in the search field and all “items” that have the word “Highlander” in the title or the content will be displayed. Select one or more items.

When a link to an ‘item’ (Joe Highlander’s medals for example) is created on a ‘soldier’ record, a link to Joe Highlander’s ‘soldier record’ will automatically be created in the ‘item’ record for Joe Highlander’s medals.

Images or paintings (e.g. images of oil paintings) should NOT be attached in the “Linked” artifacts field. Rather, these should be included in the soldier’s  “Secondary images gallery.”

Linking a name to an ‘artifact’

On the item Add or Edit page, there is a section called “Linked names.” Click in the search field and enter the last name that should be associated with the current artifact. For example, if you are currently adding or editing a artifact titled “Sgt Joe Highlander medals”, enter “Highlander” in the search field and all “soldiers” that have the name “Highlander” in the title or the content will be displayed. Select one or more names.

When a link to an ‘soldier’ (Joe Highlander example) is created on “Sgt Joe Highlander medals”, a link from Joe Highlander’s ‘soldier record’ will automatically be created to Joe Highlander’s medals.

Images or paintings (e.g. images of oil paintings) should NOT be attached in the “Linked names” field. Rather, these should be included in the soldier’s  “Secondary images gallery.”

Linking an ‘artifact’ to an ‘artifact’

On the item Add or Edit page, there is a section called “Linked artifacts.” Click in the search field and enter the last name that should be associated with the current artifact. For example, if you are currently adding or editing a artifact titled “Sgt Joe Davidson”, enter “Davidson” in the search field and all “items” that have the name “Davidson” in the title or the content will be displayed. Select one or more items.

When a link to another ‘artifact’ (“Joe Davidson uniform” for example) is created on “Sgt Joe Davidson medals”, a link from Joe Highlander’s ‘soldier record’ will automatically be created for Joe Highlander’s medals.

Deleting a link

Open the edit screen for the item or soldier where you want to delete a link. Hover the cursor over the link you want to delete and a minus sign ( – ) will appear. Click the minus sign. The system will remove the links to and from the object that was linked.

 

 

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