How do I move my global menu item over to Sugar 7?

John Mertic —  November 8, 2013 — Leave a comment

I came across a great blog post by the gang over at SugarOutfitters on making a global menu entry in Sugar 7, which make me think “how can we transition from how you used to do it to how you do it now?”. Looking back at an earlier article on this, we saw to add an item to this menu with ease by adding them to the custom/include/globalControlLinks.php like shown below…

Doing this is a bit different in Sugar 7, as the default rendering engine uses Sidecar. Now, you would need to copy the clients/base/views/profileactions/profileactions.hbt to the custom/clients/base/views/profileactions/profileactions.hbt and then add the entry to the markup as shown below.

Thanks to SugarOutffiters for the original post!

John Mertic


John Mertic manages the strategic ISV alliances program for SugarCRM, having several years of techincal experience bringing solutions to market with several SugarCRM technology partners. A frequent conference speaker and an avid writer, he has been published in php|architect, IBM Developerworks, and in the Apple Developer Connection, and is the author of the book 'The Definitive Guide to SugarCRM: Better Business Applications' and the book 'Building on SugarCRM: Creating Applications the Easy Way'. He is also president of the OpenSocial foundation, guiding them in solving interoperability issues for enterprise application providers worldwide.

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