Adding a URL container

A URL container allows you to display information that resides elsewhere inside of your project workspace. A URL container can point to any URL-addressable content, including reports on other internal systems, such as those generated by SAP or by Serena Business Mashups, or content on external systems, or the Internet. You can use multiple URL containers, shared across projects, or dedicated to specific projects and/or specific views within a project.

For each unique URL container that you want to add to a view, you must first create a global URL link attribute. Then, in the View Designer tab, you can add that URL container to any view on which you want it to be accessible. Set the IsURLContainer property to True. The URL shown in the URL container is specified by the user at run-time.

To add a URL container

  1. From the top-level navigation, open the Admin module.
  2. Select Customization.
  3. Select the View Designer tab.
  4. Under View Layout, select the item type, its associated view, and the form on which the URL container will appear.
  5. Under Attributes, click and drag a URL link attribute onto the form.
  6. Under Properties, set IsURLContainer to True.
  7. Click Save Save.
  8. Under View Layout, click Save Save.