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Arnoud_B

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Link from WebEA to external URL
« on: October 13, 2021, 11:04:03 pm »
Hi, We are starting to use WebEA to expose our architecture diagrams to our community. If you correctly link child diagrams the navigation through WebEA can be really smooth and easy to retrieve information. However not all our documentation is actually a SparxEA diagram, the details of things are in our (Confluence) WIKI or even a document stored on SharePoint. You can of course add the URL for this in the description of the element so you can cut and paste that URL in your browser but it is a bit a "poor man's solution".
Is there another way to add an external URL to an element in SparxEA so it becomes 'clickable' in WebEA?

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Re: Link from WebEA to external URL
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2021, 11:09:04 pm »
Hi

I'm sure the Hyperlink element located in the Common section of every toolbox will do the trick. Also, you can add hyperlinks in the Notes part, if you want to link from the textual description.

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Re: Link from WebEA to external URL
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2021, 09:19:14 pm »
Thanks for the tip but the result was disappointing;
If I create a hyperlink element on my diagram and I click on it in WebEA it does not open the hyperlink.
I can make the hyperlink an actual hyperlink by adding the URL again in the hyperlink properties of the hyperlink element which seems a bit stupid, but then it works.
However the hyperlink element is an element linked to my diagram and that is not what I want; I want the hyperlink linked to my element so that on every diagram where I use this element the hyperlink (to the WIKI documentation of this element) is available.

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Re: Link from WebEA to external URL
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2021, 02:28:58 am »
You can add hyperlinks in the notes of an element. Have you tried that?

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Re: Link from WebEA to external URL
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2021, 09:01:35 am »
I did but they are not 'clickeable' then. And mostly I want the end-user effect to be able to click on a element in WebEA and directly open a new window with the Confluence documentation. But that does not seem to be possible (or at least I did not find it yet ...)

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Re: Link from WebEA to external URL
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2021, 11:48:45 pm »
Can you send me an example or add a more detailed explanation of how you add the links? I use it myself and have no issues with it.

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Re: Link from WebEA to external URL
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2021, 06:56:45 am »
We use the Files tab of an element's properties and this works well for us in WebEA
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