sysadmin. The directory was located on the system at
C:\Program Files\Web\ELOG\logbooks\sysadmin. The
.logfiles containing logbook entries for the sysadmin logbook were in that directory. But when I tried putting a link in a logbook entry pointing to
http://server.example.com/sysadmin/samplefile.txt, the link didn't work.
I had chosen to inert images in another logbook entry, so I looked at how
ELOG had handled that entry. I found that it had copied the images to
the directory where the logbook entries were stored, but had prepended
additional imformation on the filename when it copied the images to that
directory. For instance, I had inserted an image with a file name of
outlook-unable-display-folder.png in the logbook entry when
editing the entry. ELOG had copied the image to the logbook directory, but
had prepended the date of the entry,
080808 (the date is
in yymmdd format), followed by an
underscore, then the time I added the image, which was 10:27 A.M. (ELOG appears
to be adding the exact time, including seconds, so it used 102731). ELOG then
added another underscore and the file name of the image, which it copied to
the logbook directory when I inserted the image.
So I decided to try to emulate ELOG's behavior for the link I wanted to
add. I placed the document
samplefile.txt in the sysadmin logbook
directory and prepended the date and time to the name, giving it a name of
080808_110230_samplefile.txt. For P.M.
times, use a timestamp in military time format, e.g. 10 P.M. is 2200, i.e.
12 + 10. Then while editing the logbook entry in which I wanted to place the
link, I clicked on the InsertLink button, which has an icon that
looks like the earth with a link from a chain in front of it. In the "Enter
name of hyperlink" field, I typed a name for the link, i.e.
File. I then clicked on OK and entered the URL for the
I.e., I used the protocol indicator,
http:// followed by the
server.example.com, then the logboook name,
sysadmin preceded and followed by forward slashes,
then the timestamp I prepended to the filename,
followed by a slash and the rest of the filename,
That worked. After submitting the entry, I could then click on the link in it
for the file and have it the file displayed in the browser.