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Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 9:02am
I was recently asked how to change the values that get entered into the new record when a user copies an existing record. Copy action in the Record view dropdown   This post will discuss how to make a simple change to your module’s record view in order to change how fields get prefilled into a duplicated record in Sugar 7. For many modules, it is important to make sure that certain...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 4:20pm
If you create a Lead Form in Sugar, this Lead Form uses the entrypoint “WebToLeadCapture” with it’s full qualified web address e.g. http://myCRMserver/index.php?entryPoint=WebToLeadCapture. Using this generated form every visitor of your website is informed about the location of your CRM server. If you want to hide the address of the CRM server you should use a Lead Form which uses the web...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 3:50pm
You have found yourself in a bind, and you need to query the database directly. There is no other recourse than to write a query to get the data you need. This cookbook entry is going to give you some examples on how to use our new SugarQuery API instead of direct SQL. 1. What is SugarQuery? SugarQuery is a SQL query builder for retrieving data directly from the database.  It is used extensively...
Friday, March 21, 2014 - 2:26pm
1. Introduction So you have yourself in a bit of a bind, you need to get an existing API to do something different. Maybe you need more information on an Account record, or perhaps your custom module needs some custom handling to go along with it. This cookbook entry is going to give you a few examples on how to override the default behavior of the REST API. 2. Before we get started Before we get...
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 2:53pm
This article is aimed at beginning to intermediate SugarCRM developers who want to create custom filters in SugarCRM version 7. This does not cover the custom filters that users can create for themselves.  Those are stored on a per-user basis and are not available to all users.  Instead, this document will cover creating filters that all users of the system will have access to. This article...
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 2:48pm
So you’ve seen what the REST API can do and you want more. In this recipe we’ll be covering how to create your own REST endpoint. Our sample endpoint is going to go beyond the filter API and give us a list of accounts ordered by the number of open cases. 1. Deciding on an endpoint location This is just about the most important step in adding a new endpoint. The URL of an endpoint...
Friday, February 28, 2014 - 4:11pm
We are pleased to announce the return of UnCon! Sugar is more than just a CRM – it is also a platform where developers can build all sorts of custom widgets and integrations to popular 3rd party applications and APIs. Join us at UnCon to learn how sweet it can be to build integrations and widgets in Sugar! UnCon is a great chance for novice and skilled Sugar developers to hack side-by-side with...
Friday, February 28, 2014 - 2:44pm
This is the final section of the School of Rest. We’ll be covering filtering on relationships as well as Global Search, Favorites, and Deleting records. We’ve already created our Account “Burger Palace” in Part 1 and showed how to filter lists with various conditions. And in Part 2 we created our Contact “Bob Burger” and related him to “Burger Palace...
Friday, February 28, 2014 - 2:42pm
This is part 2 of 3 of The School of REST. In Part 1 we covered creating our Account “Burger Palace” and using the filter API to get just the records we wanted. Today we’ll cover retrieving records, creating our Contact “Bob Burger”, updating records, and associating records together.  6. Retrieve a specific Account – Burger Palace  We created “Burger...
Friday, February 28, 2014 - 2:41pm
Welcome to the School of REST – our first installment in the Sugar 7 Cookbook Series! We’ve always believed that DATA belongs to you and it should always be accessible to you! With Sugar 7 we’ve added a completely revamped REST API. Today we are going to cover all the basics of pushing data into and getting data out of your SugarCRM instance. For each of the API calls we’...

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