It is possible to link multiple attributes together, this allows you to add a single attribute to a contact but display a collection of related data. This can be used for a volunteering position attribute, with a linked location for example.
From Admin > Attributes > Select your Attribute Type and Attribute
Select the option to go to Advanced Attribute Form as shown below:
This will load the screen shown below and in this article, we will be looking at the highlighted section, Linked Attributes:
Clicking the Add Linked Attribute button will load the pop-up shown below:
From here you can select the attribute you would like to link, first choose the Attribute Group, the Attribute Type, and then the specific Attribute.
The options shown in the Relationship dropdown are populated from the system attribute type 'Attribute Relationships'. You are able to add new attributes to this type to then show in the dropdown when linking an attribute. It is not a requirement to include a relationship for the linked attribute, this dropdown can be left as None if preferred.
For this example we will choose a volunteer location to link to the volunteer position attribute:
After saving the new linked attribute it will show on the advanced attribute form:
A linked attribute can be updated by clicking on the row to load the pop-up and changing the details. Changing the details here will update it on all contacts with the attribute. The linked attribute can also be removed by unticking the active checkbox. This will still show in the advanced attribute form but have false under the Active column. This will no longer show the linked attribute on all contacts with the primary attribute.
When the primary attribute is added to a contact with a linked attribute it will display on the contact as shown below:
The linked attribute and relationship columns will only be displayed when there is a linked attribute attached to an attribute added for this attribute group.
An attribute can have multiple linked attributes and these will all be displayed on the contact.
Also, see an option for Linked Users.