[Mediawiki-l] newbie question: connecting wiki to our CRM system

Zach Hilliard luckenbach at gmail.com
Sat May 12 18:13:12 UTC 2012

I work for a managed hosting firm and we have something similar. I used perl to glue to CMDB and wiki together.

On May 12, 2012, at 11:20 AM, Ron Arts <ron.arts at oneip.nl> wrote:

> Hello,
> We run a CRM system which holds ten of thousands of customers. It does not have a built-in wiki,
> but I can add links to it, for example I can make the page header of a customer page to link
> directly to our wiki, for example: if our customer's name would be ACME Corporation, I
> can build an http link around it pointing to our wiki like this:
> <a href="http://wiki.ourcompany.com/index.php/Customer_25653>ACME Corporation</a>
> This worked. Some customers now have their own Wiki page. I used our customer number and
> not the name, because customers' name sometimes change, and we have customers with the same name,
> but which are in fact different companies.
> But now in the Wiki I want to create an automatic list of all customers that have a wiki page.
> I thought I could create a Category:Customer for this, but now the Category page shows a long list
> of pages with names like Customer_25653, Customer_25956 etc, all shown under the letter 'C'
> Now I'm stuck because there does not seem to be a way to change the displayed pagename in
> the category page list.
> I probably used the wrong solution. Is there a better solution?
> Thanks for any pointers,
> Ron Arts
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