Shane Dowling : SugarCRM 7 — Adding an action to the listview headerpanel

This tutorial should show you how to add a custom button/action that will appear across all modules. It's a little similar to this tutorial with a few changes to how the button gets rendered and the actions get called.

1. Adding the button to the headerpanel

Firstly you'll need to create a new folder to store the headerpane actions, so create this folder in the sugarcrm root directory custom/clients/base/views/list-headerpane/. Then create the file list-headerpane.php with this content. This will add a button next to the Create button for all modules.

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$viewdefs['base']['view']['list-headerpane'] = array(
    'template' => 'headerpane',
    'title' => 'LBL_MODULE_NAME',
    'buttons' => array(
            'name'    => 'new_button',
            'type'    => 'button',
            'label'   => 'LBL_NEW_BUTTON_LABEL',
            'css_class' => 'btn-secondary',
            'acl_action' => 'list',
            'events' => array(
                'click' => 'list:new_button:fire'
            'name'    => 'create_button',
            'type'    => 'button',
            'label'   => 'LBL_CREATE_BUTTON_LABEL',
            'css_class' => 'btn-primary',
            'acl_action' => 'create',
            'route' => array(
            'name' => 'sidebar_toggle',
            'type' => 'sidebartoggle',

2. Adding the action hook

To fire this action you'll need to add some code custom/clients/base/views/recordlist/recordlist.js, in the

this.context.on('list:new_button:fire', this.applyFxn, this);

Now populate applyFxn with whatever code you want to run and it will work across every module.

3. Quick Repair and Rebuilt(as always)

Any questions feel free to ask!

Extra tip.

Only want to do this for a single module. Instead of placing the code in custom/clients place it in custom/modules//clients and it should work for just that one module.