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referencing an external entity in a workitem


John Kelly (1231715) | asked Jan 07 '09, 6:08 a.m.
Hi,

(i'm just starting off using RTC 1.0.1)

I'd like to able to add an external reference to a workitem which was in the form of a URL, preferably placed in the quick information window.

I've seen "External Connection" as a reference kind of link, but no real explanation of it's usage anywhere. What is it for?

Is there anything built-in to able to do this neatly?

Something which took "linktext", "linkaddress" and rendered it as a hypertext link where "linktext" can be clicked on and the "linkaddress" would be opened.

btw: I was considering using some "notes://" type urls as well as "http://"

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John Kelly (1231715) | answered Jan 07 '09, 9:16 a.m.
I've found a way of doing this now using the "Related artifacts" type link.

I'll probably use this, unless someone come up with a better idea, however it has some minor shortcomings.

(a) my quick information window looks like this in the WebUI

Quick Information
o Related (1): 9
o Related Artifacts (3)

the "9" is a hypertext link to workitem number 9. It would be great
if the 'comment' field text was used to form hyperlinks to the related
URIs directly. At the moment I have to click on
"Related Artifacts (3)" which takes me to the 'links' view, where i
can then follow the hyperlink. Something like..
o Related Artifacts (3) artifact1, dblink, website
would be great

(b) Using a "notes://" type URI in the eclipse client does not work.
I get the message 'Could not open notes://....'

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Patrick Streule (4.9k21) | answered Jan 08 '09, 5:48 a.m.
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the "9" is a hypertext link to workitem number 9. It
would be great
if the 'comment' field text was used to form hyperlinks to the
related
URIs directly. At the
moment I have to click on
"Related Artifacts (3)" which takes me to the 'links'
view, where i
can then follow the hyperlink. Something like..
o Related Artifacts (3) artifact1, dblink, website
would be great

Space is constrained in the Quick Information part, and there can be many
links. But feel free to open an enhancement request for this.


(b) Using a "notes://" type URI in the eclipse client does
not work.
I get the message 'Could not open notes://....'

You might be experiencing
https://jazz.net/jazz/resource/itemName/com.ibm.team.workitem.WorkItem/50939,
which was fixed for 1.0.1.
Which version are you using?


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Regards,
Patrick
Jazz Work Item Team

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Pravesh Patel (3762615) | answered Jan 09 '09, 10:47 a.m.
I'd like to do something similar to what you describe.

I've created a custom attribute for my work item which contains an the ID of an external entity, in my case a CMVC defect number. I'd like to be able to to navigate to a specific URL from the work item. The URL link would look like this:

https://websphere.austin.ibm.com/cgi-bin/botpdet.pl?qdefect=<id>

Ideally this would be either a Quick Information link or even a context menu option on a WI query result column.

Any ideas on how I might do this?

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SEC Servizi (97122752) | answered Oct 02 '12, 11:05 a.m.
edited Oct 03 '12, 3:39 a.m.
We were looking for the same feature, too.

The type of the Summary field is Small HTML and we can add something similar to a link using the suffix @...
If we add a custom field of the same type Small HTML, then how can we add a link to an external resource?
Thanks in advance.

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We found that post https://jazz.net/forum/questions/16804/how-to-display-a-work-item-attribute-value-as-a-live-url/16807 from Jazz devs that explains how links are detected in RTC.

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