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May 10, 2010 at 06:53 PM

External Link property vs Change Target field


Hi SDNers,

When creating a new external link, we specify the url that we want to open up in the Target field. If we go to Details > Settings > Properties > Access Links, the External link field contains the same url that we specified in the link's target.

Now, if we change the value in this External link property field to another url, the url gets updated in the link's target as well.

However, if we change the link's target to another url, this change is not reflected in the External link property field. This results in inconsistency and confusion.

In all cases, the portal only launches the url that exists in the Target field.

Here are few questions that I am trying to find answers to:

1. Does any one know as to what is the purpose of the External link property field in comparison to the Target field?

2. Why does a change in the Target field not update the External link field whereas it happens vice versa ?

3. Any approach as to how to get the urls in both the Target and External link fields in sync?

Any help is appreciated.