Attach an external link

To manage an external link, see the User roles & permissions help topic.

Links to external resources are included in a PDX package. PDX package users outside your local network may not see local network links.

An external link points to information that's not copied into the PDXpert library, and isn't managed by PDXpert. The link may point to a supply chain partner's website, regulatory agency homepage, or a file on your local network server. Since an external file or webpage is outside PDXpert's direct control, the resource may not remain the same (or even exist) when a user clicks the link.

  1. Select the item's Files page, then the Item Files list.

  2. Unlock the item window by pressing your keyboard's F2 key.

    • Within the files list area:

      1. Open the context menu, and select Add New External Link...

      2. In the Add New External Link window:

        • Type the internet URL or a network resource location, or
        • Click the Network... button to browse for a network resource.

        You must include the correct URI protocol prefix, such as http:, https:, file:, ftp: and mailto:.

    • Or, drag a link from the address bar of your web browser, and drop it onto the list.

      This feature is supported by most, but not all, current web browsers.

  3. Save your work to the server: Item ➔ Save (Ctrl+S) or lock the window (F2 key).

After saving the form, you can click on the hyperlink to open the webpage or file.

Delete an item link§

To delete an attached file:

  1. Select the item link.
  2. Press your keyboard's Delete key, or select Delete File from the context menu.

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