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Creating, Editing Shortcuts

About shortcuts

In order to illustrate, this setup is made:
View 1 & View 2 
  • Offers, O1V1 & O2V1 in View 1
  • Offers, O1V2 in View 2 
Since there is only one Offer in View 2, it is not shown.

Creating shortcuts

Below steps guide you through creating shortcuts.
1. Go to Admin > Customize > Content. Edit View 2, which is now empty, so you're going to make Shortcuts of elements from View 1 where there is content. 
2. In the plugins panel, expand Others > Shortcut.  In the following screen, select your View, from where you want to pull an item or create a shortcut of it.
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  • Click App Views
  • Select the View (View 1 in this case since you need to copy an item from there)
  • Since there are two Offers, the plugin asks to select the Offer
3. Offer displays with its contents. Click on any item that you want to create a shortcut on the empty Offer. You can click on more than one item.
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4. Once you have clicked on all the items that you want to create shortcuts, click on the 'Close' button and your shortcuts are created..
  • Here are the elements with shortcuts created on the empty Offer from the View 1
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Editing shortcuts

Below steps guide you through editing or changing your shortcuts.
1. Click on the rounded pick button of the item. The below screen comes up.
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2. Click on the Open shortcut button to change the just created.
  • Displays this screen
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  • Click on 'Click here' when it says the 'Value inherited from parent' message to overwrite it
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The red little bulleye button works as undo.
3. Save. 
  • Changes reflect in the shortcut while the original remains intact:
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  • The original:
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Note: Use the Open original button to modify the original element. Changes to the original element once the shortcut has been created, will not affect the element created using Shortcut.