Link to Document Column

Type: On-Premises




Link to Document Column allows referencing files and folders placed at Document library and provides easy and intuitive way to download files directly from column.

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Allows uploading different types of files from any document library within all site collections

Use this column to provide a browsing interface that allows users to browse to an object to link to instead of typing a URL.

Link to Document Column provides easy and intuitive way to download files directly from column.

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Allows single and multiple selection of files for the same item list.

If you want the user to be able open and/or download files from the item, you can choose any files you need and provide the names of files to display.

Provides ability to edit link display text

Displays object file type icon in front of reference.

Provides advanced tooltip when hovering over the link.

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Provides ability to limit the set the scope of allowed selectable

If you want to limit your users only to a specific file directory, you can easily provide it via Link to Document Settings.

For the large lists, the users will be delighted to use filtering option in picker dialog. It will definitely save time for document search.

Lookups documents and folders from any Document Library in all sites within site collection
Allows single and multiple selection
Provides ability to edit link display text
Filters by folder
Filters by object type (Files and Folders, Folder only, Files only)
Advanced tooltip
Displays file type icon in front of reference
Language pack support (desired localization could be added by request)
SP 2016 SP 2013 SP 2010 SP 2007

Release Notes

(December 13, 2016)
(April 22, 2013)
(February 6, 2012)
(September 14, 2011)
(June 21, 2011)
(June 03, 2011)
(May 13, 2011)
(April 7, 2011)
(March 26, 2011)
(March 24, 2011)
(March 15, 2011)
New Features:
  • Added SharePoint 2016 support
  • Added filtering option to picker dialog
  • Added Dutch locale
New Features:
  • Added SharePoint 2013 support
Bugs Fixed:
  • Files and folders are sorted alphabetically in picker dialog
  • Added custom New/Edit Item forms support

Bugs Fixed:
  • Fixed tooltips for Mozilla browser
New Features:
  • Added German localization
  • Added advanced tooltip

Bugs Fixed:
  • Fixed links editing
New Features:
  • Added ability to edit link display name

  • Added support for new licensing model (ArtfulBits License Manager v1.4)
  • Added "Save site as template" support
Bugs Fixed:
  • Fixed Access Denied error on edit links
Bugs Fixed:
  • Fixed File Not Found error on link click
Bugs Fixed:
  • Fixed JavaScript error on item edit when referenced file does not exist
  • Optimized performance
  • Improved behavior when editing links for user without permissions to view file
  • Improved item editing logic

Bugs Fixed:
  • Fixed minor issues
Initial Release

Before installation, please, check that your target server meets System Requirements.

IMPORTANT!!! ArtfulBits License Manager must be installed before you install the component. If it is already installed, you can proceed with the installation of your product. If ArtfulBits License Manager is not installed, you can do it by one of the following methods:

  • Open ArtfulBits License Manager page, download its installer on your server, run it and install

  • Download Full Package of the product, find License Manager in ArtfulBits License Manager folder and run its installer

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