Adds a link to a record in a table.

[ID := ]ADDLINK(URL[, Description])

Parameters

URL

Type: String

The link that you want to add to the record.

Description

Type: String

Optional description of the link.

Property Value/Return Value

Type: Integer

The ID of the URL that you want to add to the record. Every time that you add a link to a page or a table, an entry is created in the Record Link system table. Each entry is given an ID.

Remarks

The URL can be a link to a Web site, a file stored on the local or on a remote computer, or a link to a Microsoft Dynamics NAV page. You can then view the link in the Links FactBox on pages that display the record.

Example

The following example adds a link to a record in the Customer table. The code starts by opening table 18 (Customer) as a RecordRef variable that is named CustomerRecref. The FIELD Function (RecordRef) creates a FieldRef variable that is named MyFieldRef for the first field (No.). Next, MyFieldRef.VALUE is set to record 01121212. The FIND Function (RecordRef) function searches the records for record no. 01121212. If the record is found, then the ADDLINK function adds a link to the record. The link is assigned a link ID, which is stored in the LinkID variable. The link ID is displayed in a message box. You can view the link you added in the Links FactBox on the Customer List or Customer Card pages. This example requires that you create the following variables and text constants in C/AL Globals window.

Variable name DataType

CustomerNum

Code

varLink

Text

CustomerRecref

RecordRef

MyFieldRef

FieldRef

LinkID

Integer

Text constant name DataType ENU value

Text000

Text

The link with ID %1 has been added.

Text001

Text

The customer cannot be found.

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CustomerNum := '01121212';
CustomerRecref.OPEN(18);
MyFieldRef := CustomerRecref.FIELD(1);
MyFieldRef.VALUE := CustomerNum;
IF CustomerRecref.FIND('=') THEN BEGIN
  LinkID := CustomerRecref.ADDLINK(varLink);
  MESSAGE(Text000, LinkID);
END
ELSE
  MESSAGE(Text001);

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