Reverse attachments and how to work with them

Links between records are made from one record to another. We call the record from which the attachment was made the primaryClosedAn attachment is made from one record to another. The record from which the attachment is initiated is the Primary record; the record that is attached is called the Target. record; the record that is attached is called the targetClosedAn attachment is made from one record to another. The record from which the attachment is initiated is the Primary record; the record that is attached is called the Target. record.

A Reverse Attachment simply views the attachment from the perspective of the target record, i.e. following the attachment back from the target record to the record that made the attachment (the primary record).

Important: Deleting target records

It is important to understand that it is not possible to delete a record if another record has made an attachment to it. In short: you cannot delete a targetClosedAn attachment is made from one record to another. The record from which the attachment is initiated is the Primary record; the record that is attached is called the Target. record.

If you try to delete a target record, you will receive a warning message similar to the following:

Cannot delete

To delete a record that is a target, it is necessary to remove any attachments made to it (so that it is no longer a target).

The first step is to identify the primaryClosedAn attachment is made from one record to another. The record from which the attachment is initiated is the Primary record; the record that is attached is called the Target. record(s) that made the attachment to the record you want to delete:

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