Web Address objects enable efficient management of links from the iGrafx Platform to non-iGrafx web pages or tools.
For example, your benefits provider might be referenced (as a URL) from multiple enterprise objects and process diagram shapes. If the benefits provider changes, you must locate all the links and update them individually. To avoid this problem:
Create a Web Address repository object containing the URL to your benefits provider
Refer to the Web Address object from repository objects and diagrams.
If you change your benefits provider, update a single URL in the Web Address object. There’s no need to update all the references.
Web Address objects can only be created with your browser. They can't be created with a Client (e.g. FlowCharter) tool.
A Collaborator, Designer or Architect license (or equivalent User Extensions) is required to create and edit Web Address objects.
To create a Web Address in the Platform:
In the repository tree, right-click the folder name where you wish to add the Web Address.
You can't add a Web Address to an enterprise object folder (e.g. Resources, Reports, etc.)
Choose Add Child Object
In the Select Type drop-down, choose Web Address
Enter a Name (this will be the text displayed by the reference)
Enter a URL
Optionally enter a Summary
Complete the form and click FINISH
To Create a Client Web Address Link with a Client Tool
Open an iGrafx document with a Client (e.g. iGrafx FlowCharter)
Select any shape or text element in a diagram that can have a link
Choose the Insert menu (Standard toolbar) and then choose Link
In the left frame, choose Repository Link
Using the Repository Tree, navigate to the location of the applicable Web Address object and select it
To Navigate a Client Web Address Link with a Client Tool
Right-mouse click the diagram element with a Web Address link and select the option from the bottom of the context menu
To Navigate a Client Web Address Link with a Browser
Navigate the repository tree and select the diagram object
If the diagram is not displayed in the right frame, click VIEW DIAGRAM
Click the shape or text linked to the Web Address
The destination URL page is displayed
To Create Web Address Link on a Web Diagram Shape
Right-click a diagram shape and choose Add Link to Shape
Leave Repository Object selected in the Link To drop-down
In the Path field, you can:
Type the name of an existing Web Address in the Search field and select it when found
Click the Search button and select a Web Address object
Click the Show Tree switch, expand folders, and select a Web Address object
To Navigate to the Web Address
View the diagram with your browser
Click the link icon adjacent to the shape with the Web Address link
Click the name of the Web Address object
Click FOLLOW LINK to navigate to the Web Address URL or click OPEN OBJECT to navigate to the repository object