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Multi level custom url

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Hi, I need to put a link to a program level custom field on a project report. I can get it to work when the fields are on the same level, but not when going "up" a level. Here is what I have for the same level:

displayname=Task List

link.url=customDataLabelsAsString(Project Task List)

textmode=true

valueexpression=IF(ISBLANK({DE:Project Task List}),"", "Task List")

valueformat=

And here is what I've tried for going from project to program level

displayname=Risk Register Link

link.url=customDataLabelsAsString(DE:program:Risk Register Link)

namekeyargkey.1=Risk Register Link

textmode=true

valueexpression=IF(ISBLANK({program}.{DE:Risk Register Link}),"","Click Here")

valueformat=

I'm almost positive it is a syntex error but I can't seem to find it. This code results in "Click Here" in the box but it's not actually clickable!

Thanks!

Mollie

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Just a FYI I did find a work around for this, although kind of cheating. I created a project level calculated field that is equal to the program level field that I want to display.

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Hi Mollie,

If you can’t get the syntax working when the link is up a level, consider bringing it down first, then using the syntax that works from the same level (which is working).

Regards,

Doug

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Doug, tricks like these are among the plethora of things I need to memorize when trying to solve reporting problems. Any tips for getting them to stick in my brain? 😋

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“Never memorize something that you can look up”

— A. Einstein

You can search or use bookmarks in 0ne, Kevin, but if you’ve not yet started a personal “vault” of tips and tricks, naming the files with meaningful keywords you can later recall and search, and storing them locally for immediate and long term access, I encourage you to start today with this very post, and invest the minor amount of time it takes to develop The Habit.

My Workfront vault is over a decade old, and I’m sure I’ve forgotten more than I know. But I know how to find it.

Regards,

Doug

P.S. and yes, I searched the internet for the wuote so I could get it right

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Just a FYI I did find a work around for this, although kind of cheating. I created a project level calculated field that is equal to the program level field that I want to display.

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Level 10

Excellent Mollie,

Yes, my suggestion could be considered a cheat, but often on these, the end justifies the means. Glad it helped.

Regards,

Doug

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I prefer to think of these as "hacks"‚Ķ 😁 ...and this is a minor one in the grand scheme of Workfront hacks. More like a benign "trick."

I've seen some of atApp's tricks (these are "hacks"...LOL), and shortly after launch I had to put together some doozies (I barely can handle text mode and you want me to do *what*!?!).

You get used to it Mollie. Management here gets cranky about all the work-arounds (vs. out-of-box/built-in), but as an Admin, creative thinking is a tool in the toolbox.

Thank goodness for this community!