Creating a shortcut to an object
You can create shortcuts to reports, documents, folders, prompts, filters,
metrics, custom groups, and so on. Shortcuts are helpful when you want
quick access to an object that is stored in a different location, but
you do not want to create multiple copies of the object.
For example, if you have a folder in which you commonly create reports,
and you frequently add one attribute to most reports, you can create a
shortcut to that attribute, placing the shortcut within your reports folder.
This makes it easy to locate the frequently used attribute where you most
commonly use it.
The icon that represents a shortcut to an object looks similar to the
following image, which shows a shortcut to a graph report . The small arrow in the corner
of the graph report icon indicates this is a shortcut to the original
graph report object.
Creating a shortcut to an object is different from copying
an object. A shortcut is only a reference to an object, not a separate
copy of it.
a new shortcut object must be based on an existing object, other objects
must already exist in your project. If your project does not yet contain
objects, your report designer or object designer can create the objects
you need to place on reports.
To create a shortcut to an object
||Navigate to the folder that contains
the object for which you want to create a shortcut.
||Right-click the object and select
Create Shortcut. The Create
Shortcut dialog box opens.
||Navigate to the folder in which
to create the new shortcut and click OK.
The shortcut is created in the specified folder.
||By default, the name of the shortcut
is the same as the name of the object. To rename the shortcut, right-click
the object and select Rename.
Type a new name for the object and click the Apply
The name of the shortcut is updated.