In admin areas add context links for parent containing entities

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Last Updated: 2021-05-16

In OxbridgeNotes I have many authors, each of which have subjects, each of which in turn contains many modules, each of which has many uploaded note files.

author
  -> hasMany subjects

  subject
      -> hasMany modules

    module 
        -> hasMany notesFiles 

These correspond to various admin pages in the admin area. However, I noticed that navigation between them was clunky.

What was needed is a growing contextual set of back links (e.g. breadcrumbs) so as to go back up the tree as far as needed.

For example, in a notes file page I needed :

Author:TOM > Subject:Accounting > Module: Insolvency Rules > Charter ABC Rules