References in Elements

This article will explain what references are and how they can be used within the platform.

What are references?

Information is key, however, sometimes a great presentation or document says more than a thousand words. To this end, you have the possibility to add references to any given element within the platform. If you want to append a whitepaper on “Sustainable Logistics” to your Trend “Green Supply Chain” this is done quickly and easily.

How to add references?

When creating or editing any element you will have the so called “References or URL” form available. You have two possibilities. On the one hand you can upload different type of files. The platform supports the following file formats:

  • doc
  • docm
  • docx
  • ppt
  • pptx
  • xls
  • xlsm
  • xlsx
  • odt
  • fodt
  • ods
  • fods
  • odp
  • fodp
  • pdf
  • txt
  • msg
  • html
  • mht
  • rar
  • zip
  • png
  • jpg
  • jpeg
  • gif
  • gz
  • htm
  • ps
  • rtf
  • teX
  • tgz
  • mp3
  • mp4
  • pub
  • csv
  • wav
  • yxmd
  • yxmc
  • yxwz
  • yxzp
  • pblx
  • mov
  • zipx

The maximum file size limit is 50 MB per file.

On the other hand, you can simply add a URL as a reference. 

Adding a file can be simply done either via drag or drop into the marked upload box or by selecting “Select File” and navigating to the folder containing the file you would like to upload. In order to add a reference you only need to copy and paste the URL into the form field and select “Add reference URL”. 


Your added references will be shown in the “Browse assigned references” Table. Don’t forget to click Save!

References on the Element Detail Page

When now opening the Element in the element detail page you will see the so-called “References”. This Section contains all added references i.e. files or URLs. By clicking on the title of any reference in the table you will either trigger a file download to your local machine or open the selected URL in a new tab.



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