Apologies if this is a duplicate or if there's already a feature that does this. I have to imagine this has been asked for in the past, but I couldn't find a reference to it via the search.
A common request, and one that's being asked for more-and-more these days, is for Vault to provide a link format that takes a user straight to the latest steady-state version. This eliminates confusion for users who have the ability to see later Drafts, but still need to utilize Approved or Effective procedures or manufacturing records.
We know that we can link to a specific version (assuming it still exists) via this format:
And we know that we can link to the latest version by stripping the version numbers:
But if my version tree is now...
- 1.0 Superseded
- 2.0 Effective
- 2.1 Draft
... and it will become this next week...
- 1.0 Superseded
- 2.0 Superseded
- 3.0 Effective
...I seemingly have no way to create a link to 2.0 now that would automatically "move" to the 3.0 version once my Draft becomes Effective.
As a suggestion, could a new URL format be made available that looks something like:
Obviously, there would have to be some rules in there like "if no steady state version exists, link to the latest version" and "if someone configured the system so there are currently multiple steady state versions (yikes!) link to the latest steady state one," but I think that could mimic today's behavior with the existing links. I'll leave the design up to those who are way better at that kind of stuff, but I think this type of URL format would make a significant impact to our user base as we use links to "integrate" other data repositories to content stored in our Vaults.
I know the download rendition API handles this steadyState flag, so perhaps it's already baked into some logic somewhere. Again, if this is possible today and I don't know about it, please let me know.
Thanks in advance for your feedback!
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