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

David Whitten whitten at netcom.com
Sat May 12 23:44:21 UTC 2012

My suggestion is that you create REDIRECT pages for the names of all those
You can then mark them all with a Category:Name_of_Customer which you
can add as a sub-category of Category:Customer   This means that when you
go to the page for the Name_Of_Customer Category, you will get an
automatically generated list of all your customer's names, which link to
the Customer_#### page.
A lot of times on a wiki, categories are your best friend.

On Sat, May 12, 2012 at 12:20 PM, 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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