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This template is used to link to The Internet Pinball Database website entries. A variable is required giving the end path to the article in question, and a second variable can be used to alter the linking text.

If no initial variable is given, the link will go to the main webpage, such as:


Which would produce:

The Internet Pinball Database

To link to a page, for example Firepower's, you would have a template call as such:


This would produce:


If text is desired, such as "Firepower's IPDB page", the following format should be used:

{{IPDB|856|Firepower's IPDB page}}

This would produce:

Firepower's IPDB page

To link to a non-machine page, use the fourth variable, such as:


This would produce:


If you wish the link to be formatted as an external link, for example on the Michael Chabon page, the following format should be used:


This would produce:

Firepower at The Internet Pinball Database

If you wish the external link to display different text, the following format should be used:

{{IPDB|856|Firepower's IPDB page|external}}

This would produce:

Firepower's IPDB page at The Internet Pinball Database
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