WF Editor Suggestion: Pass Key to Link

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Reuben Helmuth | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Nov 3 2018 8:31 AM

For other WF Editor suggestions see this thread.

Please allow us to use the key as a parameter in a link we're embedding. Perhaps the simplest implementation would requiring a manual edit of the link. Something like: https://ref.ly/logosres/bscbblntrprttn?ref=Page.p+101&off=606 

could be edited to: https://ref.ly/logosres/bscbblntrprttn?ref={key} 

The workflow could then swap out "{key}" with the value in the key field. 

There would, of course, be more user-friendly ways to do this, but the ability is critical enough that I'd rather have this approach than none at all!

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Reuben Helmuth | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 3 2018 8:38 AM

I think the user-friendly approach would be to add "WF" to the "Copy location as" menu item in the resource menu. If this were done, I'd suggest putting all these options into a drop-down selector rather than making the resource menu even wider. 

This would take a bit if UI work but not a huge amount, so it might be preferable to go to this right away.

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Tim Taylor | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 3 2018 11:28 AM

It's interesting you should post this today, as I just came to the forums looking for this exact feature. I'm loving this new Workflow Editor feature. I am really wanting to be able to pass the key (selected reference, etc.) to a URL linked resource. This would be AMAZING! Thanks for your thorough suggestions! I hope Logos takes notice! :)

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 3 2018 11:53 AM

This is absolutely critical in my opinion.

But perhaps a better option is that when resources (or Guides) are opened from the Workflow, they should simply open to the reference of the workflow — a bit like a Bible will always open to the place you're already studying.

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Fred Chapman | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 3 2018 1:23 PM

I raised a similar question during the beta. Phil indicated they would look at options for this. He suggested several possibilities, but nothing definitive regarding timeline.

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