How to use hyperlinks

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Default functionality

Right click an activity and select “Hyperlinks”.

Add a new link to a local file or a web URL and give it a proper name. 

If you insert the “Information” column shown in the image above, you will now see that a task is linked to a document or URL. Double click on it to view and select all Hyperlinks.

This is a great way to link to for instance a web-based document archive.

Link to a folder

Just as you can link to local files and webpages, you can also link directly to a folder. Just enter the path to the folder as shown in Windows Explorer, and Adrega PI will automatically open it when pressing the link (unless it is already open).

Link to a intranet location file or folder

You can also link to a location on your intranet. You must enter the URI just like shown if you browse the Network location area in your Windows Explorer. The URI usually looks like this: \\SERVERNAME or \\SERVERNAME\Path.

This is very useful for linking to shared files. Linking to a local file or folder can be useful for you, but will not be very helpful for other users with access to the same project. But using a link to an area on the web or local Network will make the contents available for all users.

Link to an email recipient

You may also link to an email recipient in order to automatically opening up for instance Outlook in order to easily create a new mail by a simple click.

Easy email

Instead of typing a hyperlink to a file or folder, you can enter for instance

By clicking the link, your default email program will automatically open a new email to the recipient.

Email with multiple recipients

If you want to send out mail to more than one address, you can format the text like this:


Advanced email with cc recipients, header and body

You can also create a more advanced and completely predefined email via hyperlink, although the syntax is a bit complicated. is the subject& is the body

If you take a close look at this syntax, you will see that multiple recipients, cc, header and footer are all predefined.

For a more detailed description of the mailto: functionality, take a look at Wikipedia

It is default HTML functionality and work in exactly the same way in Adrega.

What’s next: Enable link with use of Environment Variables

This is a small preview of functionality to come. It is already implemented in our code-base, but not yet released to customers.

The windows environment has many predefined (or user defined) environment variables that can be used to point to a path on the computer, regardless of different setup on different machines. In Adrega we have already implemented functionality in our code-base to support defining HyperLinks using these variables. A good reason for implementing this is that more and more people and businesses make use of Cloud storage solutions instead of internal storage on their own servers. If you for instance use Google Drive, you can already in existing functionality link to the documents by using an http link to a shared file or folder. But what if you want to link to a non-google element? Google allows you to preview, but not edit an element. In order to get around this, using the new functionality enabling Environment Variables you can rather add a link to the area of your local computer containing the client-side component of your chosen CloudStorage provider.

Adding a link to for instance C:\Users\myuser\Dropbox\file.doc would provide you with a link to the file, but no other users could access it without navigating to the same area on their own computer. But by utilizing the new functionality you can rather add this link:

%userprofile%\Dropbox\file.doc. Unless other users have installed the Cloud Storage component on a custom location, this link would enable you to add a reference to a local document that is also valid for all other users.

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