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Zvolensky

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Multiple links on an object
« on: November 23, 2016, 06:55:53 pm »
Hello
Is there a way for having multiple links to different diagrams from an object? For now, i have a child diagram when double clicking. I would like to have more, showing different views.
Probably using some script from a context menu? Any ideas on how exactly to do that?

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Re: Multiple links on an object
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2016, 08:12:37 pm »
Use a hyperlink. Either by dragging the target diagram and selecting the option or by creating the hyperlink from the toolbox.

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Re: Multiple links on an object
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2016, 08:46:20 pm »
Hello
Thank you but that is not what i need.
I have an object on a diagram, many object on diagram actually
Using the "new child diagram" I can create a link to a specific diagram from that object, which i can access by doubleclicking the object
But i would like to have more "links" from that particular object and all the other objects (possibly)
So using the hyperlink is not an option.
Example:
I have ArchiMate Node
child diagram will have this node centric view, so this node and all 1st level objects connected to it
another diagram would show for example how this node is linked to a business service etc...
So different object specific diagrams

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Re: Multiple links on an object
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2016, 10:41:13 pm »
There is only one diagram that can be linked as the "composite" diagram and that will open when you doubleclick it.

You can add as many links to diagrams as you wish in the notes though

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Re: Multiple links on an object
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2016, 11:01:22 pm »
Yes, i know that :D
That is why i was mentioning a possibility to use some script... I'm not a scripting guy so i have no clue is something like this would be possible to achieve with some scripts...

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Re: Multiple links on an object
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2016, 12:13:57 am »
I would just place a couple of hyperlinks on the main composite diagram. This is anyway the best one can do: to create a context-diagram (the composite diagram) for an element. From this diagram you can navigate to secondary context diagrams. Else you'd need some context menu for the navigation and that would always be crippled (you 'can' do that with an add-in).

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Re: Multiple links on an object
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2016, 01:40:44 am »
Well, that is a nice and easy workaround :D
good idea :D thx
I just wonder why it did not occurred to me :D