SugarCRM — Conditional Actions

Shane Dowling
Oct 15, 2015 · 1 min read
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Say you need to hide certain actions in Sugar depending on the status of a field, I’ve come across a great snippet of code from an awesome comment by Felix Nilam on the SugarCRM forums and wanted to show you a brief snippet of how it could work.

Make sure to call it before render, otherwise I had issues with this.meta.buttons already having rendered.

extendsFrom: 'RecordView',
initialize: function (options) {
app.view.invokeParent(this, {type: 'view', name: 'record', method: 'initialize', args:[options]});
this.before('render', this.mycustom_button_visibility, this);
this.before('render', this.mycustom2_button_visibility, this);
mycustom_button_visibility : function() {
if(typeof this.model.get('some_field') != 'undefined'
&& this.model.get('some_field') != 'some_value') {
mycustom2_button_visibility : function() {
if(typeof this.model.get('some_second_field') != 'undefined'
&& this.model.get('some_second_field') != 'some_value') {
hide_button: function(name) {
var button_sel = '';
var button_index = '';
// find the buttons index for the share button
_.find(this.meta.buttons, function(bn, idx) {
if( == 'main_dropdown') {
button_sel = idx;
_.find(bn.buttons, function(bbn, idx_bbn) {
if( == name) {
button_index = idx_bbn;
return true;
return true;
if(button_sel != '' && button_index != '')
//remove the meta
this.meta.buttons[button_sel].buttons.splice(button_index, 1);

Props to Felix for the snippet and I hope this helps others.

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