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Overview

The UGA Bulletin holds all courses. Sometimes, instead of using the Courses content type in Drupal, clients just want to provide a link to the Bulletin entry. But how does do you get that link? 

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Problem

When you search the Bulletin for either a specific course or all courses in a subject area, the url at the top doesn't change to provide you with a link to your results. This makes it difficult to provide anything other than a general link to the Bulletin for course reference. 

In the below example, I've searched for AFAM 2020, which is now showing as a result. 


Notice that the url at the top is still the general url, http://www.bulletin.uga.edu/CoursesHome.aspx, and does not reflect my search results:

Solutions - Use one of these link patterns

There are patterns we can use to get links to both specific Bulletin courses and to courses from general subject areas.

URL pattern for a specific course

Here's the url for the course we searched for in the above example, AFAM 2020.

http://bulletin.uga.edu/Link.aspx?cid=AFAM2020

1) Take this base URL:

http://bulletin.uga.edu/Link.aspx?cid=

2) And add the course Prefix and Number to it without spaces. In our case, AFAM2020.

AFAM2020

So here's how it goes all together:

http://bulletin.uga.edu/Link.aspx?cid= + AFAM2020 = http://bulletin.uga.edu/Link.aspx?cid=AFAM2020

URL pattern for all courses in a subject area

Here's how we can see a Bulletin list of all African-American Studies courses:

http://www.bulletin.uga.edu/CoursesHome.aspx?prefix=AFAM

1) Take this base URL:

http://bulletin.uga.edu/CoursesHome.aspx?prefix=

2) And add the subject area Prefix to it. In our case, AFAM.

AFAM

So here's how it goes all together:

http://bulletin.uga.edu/CoursesHome.aspx?prefix= + AFAM = http://www.bulletin.uga.edu/CoursesHome.aspx?prefix=AFAM

You now have a link to all African-American Studies courses. 

Insert the link into your page like normal

Here's documentation on how to do that with our Drupal sites:

Drupal 8 - Adding links to content

Drupal 7 - Working with Basic Pages (links, images, pdfs)

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