Thursday, 21 March 2013

Dealing with multienums with SugarCRM


SugarCRM comes with a very handful function to convert multi enum values from ^value_1^,^value_2^,^value_3^,^value_4^ into an array.

$aField = unencodeMultienum($fieldValue);

will give you an array.

In the same manner the reverse is possible. Give an array of values which will be converted into a string which SugarCRM understands.


Hope this helps.

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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Show message after redirection


To do: Let's alert user a message after redirection to any view.

Following piece of code will show a message at the top of the view you have redirected user to.

SugarApplication::appendErrorMessage('You have been redirected here because ....');

If you dont know how to redirect user to a certain view,


Hope it helps.

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Monday, 11 March 2013

Create Controls, Sugar way!


Have you ever wondered, how can I create an input/date/dropdown control without manually writing the html tags in SugarCRM?

If you dint find the solution, there you go!! Worth appreciating ;)

$moduleName = '<Your_module_name>';
$oModule = BeanFactory::getBean($moduleName);
$fieldName = '<Your_field_name> ';
echo getControl($moduleName, $fieldName, $oModule->getFieldDefinition($fieldName), "");

I can hear the grand Applause! ;)

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Concate 2 fields in list view without using process record logic hook


To do: Concatenate values of different fields in one column, without using process record logic hook.

Just a step: Go to custom/modules/<MODULE_NAME>/metadata/listviewdefs.php, if you dont find it there, go to Admin > Studio > <MODULE_NAME> > Layouts > List View > Save and Deploy, which will generate that file for you to modify.

Just for an example, we will here merge, Contact's Office Phone with a custom field named "Extended Phone".

I created the Extended Phone custom field through studio, so I got the field name extended_phone_c.

In listviewdefs in I change the definition of the filed like,

  array (
    'width' => '15%',
    'label' => 'LBL_OFFICE_PHONE',
    'default' => true,
     'related_fields' =>
    array (
      0 => 'extended_phone_c', // your field name in all small letters
      'customCode' => '{$PHONE_WORK} | {$EXTENDED_PHONE_C}', // your field name in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS

And thats it! Refresh list view.

Hope this helps.

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