KBA-01529: External Web Links on the Project Dashboard


Can I add website links anywhere on the Project Dashboard?


There are two types of links possible.

  1. Each team member can have a project-specific link associated with him or her that is available via an icon on the project team list row.  To create a team member link, use the Edit Link choice on the Team Member drop down.
  2. You can include website links in the Spitfire Catalog.  The file catalog displays a link for ‘URL‘ files.  To create a catalog file link, follow these instructions:

To add a weblink to the Project Dashboard Catalog:

  1. From the Project Dashboard, open the Add Files tool.
  2. Navigate to the website you want on Internet Explorer or Chrome.
  3. When you are on the correct webpage, drag the image next to the URL to the Add Files tool.
  4. In the Add Files tool, on the General tab, change the file Name to something shorter and more descriptive.
  5. Select the Folder.
  6. Click the checkmark button to add the website link to the Project Dashboard (and the Spitfire Catalog).

To open the website from the Project Dashboard:

  1. Select the proper folder.
  2. Find the link.
  3. Click the link.  The webpage will open.

Additional Comments:

If you choose to use ‘URL‘ files in the catalog, we suggest creating a folder for these link files. For more information, see the Focus on Files, Attachments and the Catalog Dashboard guide.

KBA-01529; Last updated: September 19, 2017 at 9:00 am
Keywords:  web links, external links, file folder, links, url