Parameterized links: What’s your use case?
So we’re working on building what we’re calling “parameterized links” which I’ll explain in a bit. There is a lot of potential for people to use these links in different ways and I’d like to hear about how you think this could be used!
When designing a CRF, you can incorporate HTML into text fields to create a (static) URL. What we are working on is a way of incorporating study objects as variables into a URL. This way you could use a substitution variable for things like Study Subject ID.
Let’s say, for example, you have an external imaging system and depending on which subject the user is entering data for, when they click a link, the URL that is generated will use their Study Subject ID.
When designing my CRF, I would create a URL that looks like this (for example):
In the rendered form, each of these variables will be a substitution token, so clicking on the link would open a new window with (for example)?
The exciting thing is that these are substitution tokens that can be used in Left Item Text, Right Item Text, Headers and Subheaders . We imagine that folks can incorporate these into jQuery and other things.
How do you think you might want to use this?