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How to attach or link artifact in work item as file path rather than file?


Richard Wu (131) | asked Nov 24 '18, 6:42 p.m.

I cannot store sensitive artifacts in the work items by uploading them directly to the work item. I need to be able to upload the file path to a network location to the work item, so that users can simply click the attached file path to the artifact instead of the actual artifact itself.

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Ian Wark (7953046) | answered Nov 25 '18, 8:17 p.m.

In work items there is an Add External Link button in the toolbar of the Description and similar HTML enabled fields. You can add a link from there. You need to write the link with non-Windows paths and depending on what version of RTC you are using there may be an issue around specifying a mapped drive. You can also add a link to the file manually in the Description field itself.


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Richard Wu commented Nov 27 '18, 1:38 p.m.

 It's not, sorry. I'm looking for a way to have the "Select a file to upload" attachment window to come up, but when I open a file it attaches the file path instead of the file itself.


Is there a way to do that? Or should I begin looking into custom link types?


Ian Wark commented Nov 28 '18, 12:35 a.m.
This sounds like a different question to before. What browser and CLM version are you using? Could you check this solution?

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