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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 8:58am
Editor’s Note: This blog post comes from Bill Convis of SierraCRM, and talks about how his team worked with our top notch engineering team to find a way to add action menu items across multiple modules. Big thanks to Bill for the writeup, and Peter DeMartini of SierraCRM, and David Wheeler of SugarCRM for helping form the solution. With the release of SugarCRM 7 came new challenges and...
Friday, June 27, 2014 - 1:24am
During the Sugar 7 Developer training sessions, the attendees often asked for more code samples to get up to speed writing dashlets. This blog provides a good template that could be used when writing a dashlet that will pull data from an external source. Quick start The dashlet is available for free on Github https://github.com/tortugacrm/sugar7_football_wc2014_dashlet This code is published...
Friday, June 20, 2014 - 1:08pm
I had this question come from a partner this week… Users can’t maintain their two sessions of Sugar (One via the REST API, and the other their Sugar Instance) at the same time. Signing in to either one will always result to the session expiration of the other one This is mostly because the Sugar 7 uses the same REST API to power all the new Sugar UX components, so if you need to let...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 1:59pm
There was a discussion recently in Andrea Ayer’s Sugar Adminstration Essentials class about previous layouts are stored in Studio when changing how a screen looks. You can access it on an View edit screen by clicking ‘View History’…   The specific question came up of how many previous layouts are saved. Here’s the answer… By default, the past 50 layouts...
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 5:21am
This article is aimed at beginning to intermediate SugarCRM developers who want to customize views in SugarCRM version 7. This does not go into detail about all the ins and out of creating custom views, changing metadata and handlebars, etc.  This article merely points out a single technique for extending the JavaScript for an out of the box view to a custom view.  This technique also applies to...
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...

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