Link to Existing Item

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Note.jpg To do Data Entry and/or Submit/Approve Data Entry Forms, your IMSMANG user account must belong to a User Role that has permissions to do so. There are several different permissions e.g. Data Entry Form and Link. Contact your IMSMANG Administrator if you have questions on permissions.

To link an item to another item:

  1. From the Reconciliation tab of the Data Entry Form Editor window, select the row associated with the item record you would like to reconcile.
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    Reconciliation Tab

  2. Click the ReconItemRecIcon.png button.
  3. Select the Link to Existing Item option.
  4. Click the OK button.
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    Reconciliation Options

  5. The Pick Object Type window displays.
  6. Select the type of the existing item record from the Type of Object to Link to drop-down menu.
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    Pick Object Type Window

    Note.jpg Item are not normally Linked to Locations.
  7. The Pick Item window displays. The table is not populated with any rows until you have applied a filter.
  8. Click the row for the item record that you would like to Link to. You may view the Summary window of an item clicking on the FieldViewIcon.png icon.
  9. Click the Assign button.
  10. Click the OK button.
  11. Pick Item Window
    Pick Item Window
  12. The Link Items window displays.
  13. If it is appropriate to verify that it is the correct existing item that you are linking to by using map preview, click the ShadesIcon.png button to activate the Map preview.
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    Link Items Window

    New 6.0.png More functions have been added to the Preview window. It amongst other things possible to add labels. It is also possible to change the order of the themes.
  14. Click the OK button.
  15. The Reconciliation Tab in the Data Entry Form is updated.
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    Reconciliation Tab Link Action

  16. Repeat the above steps to Link to another existing item.
  17. Save, Submit or Approve the Data Entry Form.
Note.jpg If you would like to remove the link before you have approved, select the row and click the Unlink button.

For more information on how to do data entry, see Use the Data Entry Form Editor Window.