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Hyperlink updating
« on: November 23, 2016, 10:09:46 pm »
Let's say I have two blocks:

Block A and Block B

I want to create a cross reference in the notes of Block A that references Block B. For example "This Block is supplied by power from Block B". If I happen to change the name of the Block B to "Block C", then I want the name to change in any notes that include a cross-reference to it, in much the same way as is possible in MS Word. So my note would become: "This Block is supplied by power from Block B"

I had hoped that using hyperlinks to elements would achieve this, but (unless I'm doing something wrong) once a hyperlink is created, it does not change its name if the element that it links to has its name updated

Is there some other way of achieving this or is the only way to write some kind of script?


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Re: Hyperlink updating
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2016, 11:39:12 pm »
Many things are not really relational in EA. What you could do is to link notes with notes that are linked to the real element. The handling would be a bit of a PITA but you'd have consistent content in the notes themselves.