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How to embed artifacts within another artifact at the time of report generation?


Jenn Ash (612) | asked Jan 22 '14, 12:00 p.m.
edited Jan 22 '14, 12:52 p.m.
I have a large artifact which contains hyperlinks to other artifacts and modules. I would like to create a template which can publish the original artifact and instead of hyperlinks, embed the linked documents within the report.

ex:
{artifact begins}
......
...
hyperlink    <---- instead of hyperlink, would like actual artifact
...
...
...
{artifact ends}


The original artifact is Text type, primary text with richText format, and all artifacts are within the rm project areas

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Stef van Dijk (2.0k179) | answered Jan 22 '14, 2:09 p.m.
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Hello Jenn,

I think the best approach would be to actually embed the artifact rather than having simply inserted a hyperlink. Even if you don't want to see the entire embed in the containing document, you can "minimize" the content to show only a header (which looks just like a link). Then when you print, you can request this embed be "maximized" (in 4.0.6).
I'll defer to others that may know more about report template creation as to whether there's a way to perform the on-the-fly type of embedding you are asking about.

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Jenn Ash commented Jan 23 '14, 12:37 p.m.

Thanks for the response!
I agree with embedding artifacts, but the modules which are linked within the original artifact are the bigger issue. In RPE, I plan on exporting the modules into a formatted table, but the location they would be expected to display at in the export, is within the original artifact. I should have asked specifically about that, so my attempted example layout would be :
{artifact begins}
......
...
hyperlink to module    <---- instead of hyperlink, would like actual module artifacts to be displayed
...
...
...
{artifact ends}

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