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Feature Request - Add a 'linker' attachment type

Reported by dleffler | September 17th, 2012 @ 01:11 PM | in 2.3.7 (closed)

Would be neat to somehow link an item in another module to an item (in a different module type). e.g., link a blog article to a filedownload item like we link files to items now.

Probably would:

  • operate similar to file attachments
  • display 'attachments' as either a simple link to item, a summary, or entire item (embedded?)
  • module config would determine module type, and specific module (probably a drop-down of module types, then a list of those module types like we now do for new module and aggregation)
  • item edit would probably have a checkbox to attach an item, then a list of available items to select from (pulled from the module as selected in module config)

In my particular application, I need a filedownload item as a podcast with a body holding the podcast outline, AND a blog item which is a follow-up article (created 1-2 days later) with rss feed...these two items are tied to the other, but tags/categories don't suit the massive number of unique pairs (e.g., these are weekly). I have a custom module which is a massive combination of all these things, but since I require TWO rss/podcast feeds has some limitations.

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