Show object relationships - On Premises: 6.4


An object can have multiple relationships with other objects in the library. This includes everything used to create the object, or everything in which the object is included. For example, when you display the relationships for a topic you will see the styles, template, media object, graphics, and index links used in that topic. You can also see the topic's relationships with other objects, such as books that include the topic, other topics in which the is embedded, and any links to the topic.

Object Relationships


Objects used by the Topic


Objects using the Topic

Sometimes when you're working with an object, it's useful to see its relationships with other objects. You can do this by displaying the Show Relationships window. The window is divided into panes showing objects used by the selected object and objects using the selected object.

To show an object's relationship list:

  1. In the Object List or Book Contents, select the object whose relationships you want to view.
  2. Right-click on the object, and then in the shortcut menu click Show Relationships.

    The Show Relationships window opens, listing the related objects.

    Show Relationships

In addition to viewing the relationships for the selected object, the list can also be used to:

  • Display the relationships for any other object in the list. While the Show Relationships window is open, you can view relationships for any objects in the list, and then continue to display new relationships from each list you open. To open the Show Relationships window for objects, in the list double-click on on the object, or right-click and then in the shortcut menu select Show Relationships. When multiple lists have been opened, use the back and forward buttons to switch among them.
  • Open objects from the list. When you right-click on an object, the shortcut menu includes options to open the object in the same Contribute window and to open the object in a new Contribute window.