Copy Direct URL Links

The Copy Direct URL Link function allows users to capture a special URL that offers direct access to the item. The capability is limited to Discover reports, Present dashboards and folders.

For Discover and Present content the link can then be used to open the content item directly in a browser with manually finding and launching the item. For folders, the link provides a direct portal to the folder and its contents in the content manager. In all cases, it provides a quick and easy way to share specific content items with others or as a technique for bookmarking highly used content in your browser's favorites.

Direct URL Loading

The same URL mechanism offers more options for loading and manipulating content purely from a URL. This includes injecting filters and target filters into the content from the URL.

  • Click here to learn more about direct URL loading.

Tip: You can copy the {content identifier} used in direct URL loading from the same places as you access the Direct URL Links (blue highlights in the following images).

Copying Direct URL Link

The Copy Link function is available using the quick action buttons on the Actions Panel for relevant items (green box below). It can also be accessed from an item's tab menu in the App Tab Interface.

Direct URL Links from Metadata Panel

  • From the Present Pro or Discovery Pro client's Metadata panel, the options are:
    • Direct URL Link - copies the full link to open the presentation or visualization to your clipboard. This URL can then be used to access the item in a browser.
    • Direct URL Link > Direct URL Link with Back Option (drop-down, shown in red) copies the same URL link to your clipboard but includes the &backToApp parameter in the URL. This parameter allows users closing the loaded asset to "go back" to the main Pyramid app. When the user closes the given content item, it is opened in the relevant editor; for example, a presentation is opened in edit mode in Present.

    Note: You can access the Metadata panel by clicking the Actions option or the Metadata option in the Content Explorer.

    Direct URL Links from App Tabs

    Open the content item's app tab menu (green arrow below) and copy one of the links from the Extensions menu (red highlight). The options are:

    • Direct URL Link
    • Direct URL Link with Back Option

    Get Direct URL for Folder

    You can copy and send a link to a specific folder. To send a link to a folder, open the folder's actions panel and click the link icon (green highlight below). The link will be copied to your clipboard and can be shared with others.