Bug 22535

Summary: Use Link Shortcuts when creating reports
Product: Koha Reporter: Joy Nelson <joy>
Component: ReportsAssignee: Bugs List <koha-bugs>
Status: NEW --- QA Contact: Testopia <testopia>
Severity: enhancement    
Priority: P5 - low CC: barton, josef.moravec
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Description Joy Nelson 2019-03-18 21:24:00 UTC
The syntax to create links in SQL reports is cumbersome.  
The below link, as example, often gets typos and then fails to work when run.

CONCAT('<a href=\"/cgi-bin/koha/cataloguing/addbiblio.pl?' , 'biblionumber=' , biblionumber , '\">' , biblionumber , '</a>'), AS 'biblionumber',

Koha needs a way to allow the user to enter a 'shorthand' or alias in the sql query that is then replaced by the URL.
For example:
SELECT biblionumber|link_detail from biblio 

would resolve to 

SELECT CONCAT('<a href=\"/cgi-bin/koha/cataloguing/addbiblio.pl?' , 'biblionumber=' , biblionumber , '\">' , biblionumber , '</a>'), AS 'biblionumber' from biblio

List of current links documented on the wiki that could use aliases:
Comment 1 Barton Chittenden 2019-03-26 21:12:07 UTC
More possible links from wiki: https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Permalinks