Custom Links Lite

Custom Links Lite is a customization that allows you to create links to various items in the admin portal.  If you've struggled with creating links in PS, or wish you had a page where all of your commonly used links resided and could be accessed regardless of computer or browser, or could be shared with others, then you'll find Custom Links Lite invaluable.  With it, you can easily:

  • Create links within PS to built-in pages, custom pages, or external sites (such as KB articles) in a clean and easy-to-use interface.
  • Use a parameter system in any custom page.  No need to create drop-down menus on individual pages, and you can create additional drop-down menus easily.
  • You can assign the links to specific security groups.

Below is an example of the menu system for Custom Links Lite:

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If you're familiar with sqlReports, the menu system will look familiar.  You can create groups to categorize links, exclude a link from the user list until you've finished working on it, and restrict links to specific admin groups.   

There are only three tabs to Custom Links.  The Overview tab is where you provide a name and title for the link, the link type (either direct link to a page, or link to a custom page using parameters), the path of the link, a group if you want to categorize the link, a description area, a place to choose who sees the link, and a checkbox to keep the link from showing up when necessary.

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The Parameters tab has an area for detailed instructions for the user, whether to open the link in a new window, and parameters options similar to the parameters option in sqlReports.  If you're familair with sqlReports, then the parameters work basically the same, except you use a gpv command to reference the parameter in your custom page.  There's a user guide with more information and the download includes an example of a custom page with parameters.

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The final tab is the Notes tab and is just a text box where one can record information about the link, such as when it was created, who created it or modified it, etc. 


Custom Links Lite FAQ

Do I need to be on a specific version of PowerSchool to use it?

Yes - you must be on PS 10 or higher.

Is there a full version of Custom Links?

Custom Links Lite is a free version of Custom Links.  An overview of the full version can be found at sqlReports.net.


Download Instructions

Once you download the zip file from below, it's very important that you unzip it and follow the directions in the Installation Guide.  The download contains a plugin file, which is the recommended installation approach to use if you use Custom Page Manager (CPM).  If you're not familiar with plugins, please read the Using Plugins article on this site first.

 

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Created Date 10-08-2018
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The downloads on this site are standalone customizations and integration into other customization downloads is prohibited.  All written material on this site was created by Matt Freund.  Use on handouts or on other web sites is prohibited without his written consent.