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Using the redirects feature with catalog pages?

Is it possible to use the redirects feature with non comcode pages, such as the Catalogs?

Fore example if I wanted to point to a specific sub-catalog within a specific catalog from another zone and have that catalog appear as if it were in the that zone.
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Sure. Just remember it is on a page-level. So you set it up with a transparent redirect like foo:catalogues –> site:catalogues, and then you can link to foo:catalogues (or deeper). Doesn't stop it also working from site:catalogues still. All catalogues will show in the foo zone so it is up to you to then tune the breadcrumbs (breadcrumbs.xml) or use the virtual roots feature to try and hide this fact.


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Every time I try to setup a redirect I get this:

 An error has occurred

The requested page (catalogues:type=category:id=8) is missing.

Yet if I enter that in the URL bar of my browser, with the 'site' zone, it comes up just fine. Its a valid location identifyer but the redirects function seams to be blind.
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It's strictly on a page level only (you can redirect a zone and a page), you cannot do it for arbitrary page-links.


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I've added to the tracker, as a lot of users expect this to work (even though it's not what we had in mind with the design originally).

0001957: Allow redirecting arbitrary page-links - ocPortal feature tracker


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I sees. I was giving this a try as a way to associate a group of cataloges to a particular zone where the information contained in the cataloges was relevant. On one of the pages I have a link which opens the appropriate cataloge, but in doing so the user is taken out of the zone requiering that they have to go back to the front of the website and renter the zone once they are done with the catalog.
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You can do that via just redirecting the page assuming the link you made is pointing to the zone you're in or a zone '_SEARCH'.


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