There might be a need for actions to be grouped together between one or several projects. ATMS™ provides a simple way to link actions together.
The figure above shows the “Generate Linked Action” button at the bottom of the Action Edit screen. This button will open a blank action screen to allow the user to create a new action after first selecting the project this action will belong to. The project here can be either the same project as the action the user was viewing when the button was clicked or a different project the user has access to view. The newly created action will be “linked” to the action the user was looking at when they clicked the button.
There is no other relationship created by linking actions. For example, a user will not have to close off all linked actions when closing an action. The link facility is simply a way to “group” actions together.
The newly created linked action is a normal action in every sense. It carries its own workflow and status and behaves exactly like any other action. On the main screen, actions which have linked actions will be indicated by a link symbol in the linked actions column. Clicking on the linked actions symbol will provide a preview list of linked actions as shown.
Clicking on any of the actions in the preview will navigate the user to the actions main screen where they can view full details of linked actions. All linked actions will be displayed. Clicking the “Reset All button” will return the view to all actions.