Add Create Task Radio Button in Calendar Module

When I want to add any activity(like Task,Meeting or Call) in calendar module,When I click on any time period then quick create popup is displays and it is showing two radio button “Schedule Meeting” and “Log Call” but it is not showing “Create Task” Which I want.

Is there any option in admin panel or config that allow us to enable crate task?

I’ve added some lines of code in /modules/Calendar/tpls/form.tpl after line number 62.

{literal} <input type="radio" id="radio_task" value="Tasks" onclick="CAL.change_activity_type(this.value);" checked="true" name="appttype" tabindex="100"/> {/literal} <label for="radio_task">{$MOD.LBL_CREATE_TASK}</label>

After adding this line I’m able to see create task option but when I’m saving task it is giving error “Error in saving” and in suitecrm.log file it is “File TaskFormBase.php doesn’t exist”.

I am using suiteCRM 7.2.1.

I have attached two screenshots for reference.

Thanks in advance.


You need to create the TaskFormBase.php file in /modules/Tasks directory.

Here is my TaskFormBase, this work for me.

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 * Description:  Base Form For Meetings
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class TaskFormBase extends FormBase {

	function getFormBody($prefix, $mod='', $formname=''){
		if(!ACLController::checkAccess('Tasks', 'edit', true)){
		return '';
		global $mod_strings;
		global $app_strings;
		global $app_list_strings;
		global $current_user;
		global $theme;
		global $timedate;

		$temp_strings = $mod_strings;
			global $current_language;
			$mod_strings = return_module_language($current_language, $mod);
			// Unimplemented until jscalendar language files are fixed
			// global $current_language;
			// global $default_language;
			// global $cal_codes;

	$cal_lang = "en";
$cal_dateformat = $timedate->get_cal_date_format();

$lbl_required_symbol = $app_strings['LBL_REQUIRED_SYMBOL'];
$lbl_date = $mod_strings['LBL_DATE'];
$lbl_time = $mod_strings['LBL_TIME'];
$ntc_date_format = $timedate->get_user_date_format();
$ntc_time_format = '('.$timedate->get_user_time_format().')';

	$user_id = $current_user->id;
// $default_status = $app_list_strings['meeting_status_default'];
$default_parent_type= $app_list_strings['record_type_default_key'];
$default_date_start = $timedate->nowDbDate();
$default_time_start = $timedate->nowDbTime();
$time_ampm = $timedate->AMPMMenu($prefix, $timedate->nowDbTime());
			// Unimplemented until jscalendar language files are fixed
			// $cal_lang =(empty($cal_codes[$current_language])) ? $cal_codes[$default_language] : $cal_codes[$current_language];
$jsCalendarImage = SugarThemeRegistry::current()->getImageURL('jscalendar.gif');
			$form = <<<EOF
					<input type="hidden" name="${prefix}record" value="">
					<input type="hidden" name="${prefix}parent_type" value="${default_parent_type}">
					<input type="hidden" name="${prefix}assigned_user_id" value='${user_id}'>
					<input type="hidden" name="${prefix}duration_hours" value="1">
					<input type="hidden" name="${prefix}duration_minutes" value="00">
					<p>$lbl_subject<span class="required">$lbl_required_symbol</span><br>
					<input name='${prefix}name' size='25' maxlength='255' type="text"><br>
					$lbl_date&nbsp;<span class="required">$lbl_required_symbol</span>&nbsp;<span class="dateFormat">$ntc_date_format</span><br>
					<input name='${prefix}date_start' id='jscal_field' onblur="parseDate(this, '$cal_dateformat');" type="text" maxlength="10" value="${default_date_start}"> <!--not_in_theme!--><img src="{$jscalendarImage}" alt="{$app_strings['LBL_ENTER_DATE']}"  id="jscal_trigger" align="absmiddle"><br>
					$lbl_time&nbsp;<span class="required">$lbl_required_symbol</span>&nbsp;<span class="dateFormat">$ntc_time_format</span><br>
					<input name='${prefix}time_start' type="text" maxlength='5' value="${default_time_start}">{$time_ampm}</p>
					<script type="text/javascript">
						inputField : "jscal_field", daFormat : "$cal_dateformat", ifFormat : "$cal_dateformat", showsTime : false, button : "jscal_trigger", singleClick : true, step : 1, weekNumbers:false

$javascript = new javascript();
$javascript->setSugarBean(new Task());
$form .=$javascript->getScript();
$mod_strings = $temp_strings;
return $form;

function getForm($prefix, $mod='Tasks'){
	if(!ACLController::checkAccess('Tasks', 'edit', true)){
		return '';

		global $app_strings;
		global $app_list_strings;

	global $current_language;
	$mod_strings = return_module_language($current_language, $mod);
		} else {
			global $mod_strings;

		$lbl_save_button_title = $app_strings['LBL_SAVE_BUTTON_TITLE'];
		$lbl_save_button_key = $app_strings['LBL_SAVE_BUTTON_KEY'];
		$lbl_save_button_label = $app_strings['LBL_SAVE_BUTTON_LABEL'];

$the_form = get_left_form_header($mod_strings['LBL_NEW_FORM_TITLE']);
$the_form .= <<<EOQ

		<form name="${prefix}TaskSave" onSubmit="return check_form('${prefix}TaskSave')" method="POST" action="index.php">
			<input type="hidden" name="${prefix}module" value="Tasks">

			<input type="hidden" name="${prefix}action" value="Save">

$the_form	.= $this->getFormBody($prefix, 'Tasks',"{$prefix}TaskSave" );
$the_form .= <<<EOQ
		<p><input title="$lbl_save_button_title" accessKey="$lbl_save_button_key" class="button" type="submit" name="button" value="  $lbl_save_button_label  " ></p>

$the_form .= get_left_form_footer();
$the_form .= get_validate_record_js();

return $the_form;

 * handles save functionality for meetings
 * @param	string prefix
 * @param	bool redirect default True
 * @param	bool useRequired default True
function handleSave($prefix,$redirect=true, $useRequired=false) {


	global $current_user;
	global $timedate;

	$focus = new Task();

	if($useRequired && !checkRequired($prefix, array_keys($focus->required_fields))) {
		return null;

	if( !isset($_POST['reminder_checked']) or ( isset($_POST['reminder_checked']) && $_POST['reminder_checked'] == '0')) {
		$_POST['reminder_time'] = -1;
	if(!isset($_POST['reminder_time'])) {
		$_POST['reminder_time'] = $current_user->getPreference('reminder_time');
	if(!isset($_POST['email_reminder_checked']) || (isset($_POST['email_reminder_checked']) && $_POST['email_reminder_checked'] == '0')) {
		$_POST['email_reminder_time'] = -1;
		$_POST['email_reminder_time'] = $current_user->getPreference('email_reminder_time');
		$_POST['email_reminder_checked'] = 1;
	// don't allow to set recurring_source from a form
	$time_format = $timedate->get_user_time_format();
    $time_separator = ":";
    if(preg_match('/\d+([^\d])\d+([^\d]*)/s', $time_format, $match)) {
       $time_separator = $match[1];

	if(!empty($_POST[$prefix.'time_hour_start']) && empty($_POST['time_start'])) {
		$_POST[$prefix.'time_start'] = $_POST[$prefix.'time_hour_start']. $time_separator .$_POST[$prefix.'time_minute_start'];

	if(isset($_POST[$prefix.'meridiem']) && !empty($_POST[$prefix.'meridiem'])) {
		$_POST[$prefix.'time_start'] = $timedate->merge_time_meridiem($_POST[$prefix.'time_start'],$timedate->get_time_format(), $_POST[$prefix.'meridiem']);

	if(isset($_POST[$prefix.'time_start']) && strlen($_POST[$prefix.'date_start']) == 10) {
       $_POST[$prefix.'date_start'] = $_POST[$prefix.'date_start'] . ' ' . $_POST[$prefix.'time_start'];

	// retrieve happens here
	$focus = populateFromPost($prefix, $focus);
	if(!$focus->ACLAccess('Save')) {

    // if dates changed
    if (!empty($focus->id)) {
        $oldBean = new Task();
        if (($focus->date_start != $oldBean->date_start) || ($focus->date_due != $oldBean->date_due)) {
            $focus->date_changed = true;
        } else {
            $focus->date_changed = false;

    $newBean = true;
    if (!empty($focus->id)) {
        $newBean = false;

	//add assigned user and current user if this is the first time bean is saved
  	if(empty($focus->id) && !empty($_REQUEST['return_module']) && $_REQUEST['return_module'] =='Tasks' && !empty($_REQUEST['return_action']) && $_REQUEST['return_action'] =='DetailView'){
		//if return action is set to detail view and return module to meeting, then this is from the long form, do not add the assigned user (only the current user)
		//The current user is already added to UI and we want to give the current user the option of opting out of meeting.
  	 	//add current user if the assigned to user is different than current user.
	  	if($current_user->id != $_POST['assigned_user_id']){
	  		$_POST['user_invitees'] .= ','.$_POST['assigned_user_id'].', ';
    		$_POST['user_invitees'] = str_replace(',,', ',', $_POST['user_invitees']);
  	}elseif (empty($focus->id) ){
	  	//this is not from long form so add assigned and current user automatically as there is no invitee list UI.
	  	//This call could be through an ajax call from subpanels or shortcut bar
           $_POST['user_invitees'] = '';

	  	$_POST['user_invitees'] .= ','.$_POST['assigned_user_id'].', ';

	  	//add current user if the assigned to user is different than current user.
	  	if($current_user->id != $_POST['assigned_user_id'] && $_REQUEST['module'] != "Calendar"){
	  		$_POST['user_invitees'] .= ','.$current_user->id.', ';

	  	//remove any double comma's introduced during appending
	    $_POST['user_invitees'] = str_replace(',,', ',', $_POST['user_invitees']);

	if( (isset($_POST['isSaveFromDetailView']) && $_POST['isSaveFromDetailView'] == 'true') ||
        (isset($_POST['is_ajax_call']) && !empty($_POST['is_ajax_call']) && !empty($focus->id) ||
        (isset($_POST['return_action']) && $_POST['return_action'] == 'SubPanelViewer') && !empty($focus->id))||
         !isset($_POST['user_invitees']) // we need to check that user_invitees exists before processing, it is ok to be empty
        $return_id = $focus->id;
		if($focus->status == 'Held' && $this->isEmptyReturnModuleAndAction() && !$this->isSaveFromDCMenu()){
    		//if we are closing the meeting, and the request does not have a return module AND return action set and it is not a save
            //being triggered by the DCMenu (shortcut bar) then the request is coming from a dashlet or subpanel close icon and there is no
            //need to process user invitees, just save the current values.
	    	echo "lol";

	        // Calculate which users to flag as deleted and which to add
	        $deleteUsers = array();
	    	////	END REMOVE

	    	$focus->users_arr = array();
	    	$focus->users_arr = $userInvitees;
	    	$focus->contacts_arr = array();
	    	$focus->contacts_arr = $contactInvitees;
	        $focus->leads_arr = array();
	    	$focus->leads_arr = $leadInvitees;

	    	if(!empty($_POST['parent_id']) && $_POST['parent_type'] == 'Contacts') {
	    		$focus->contacts_arr[] = $_POST['parent_id'];
	        if(!empty($_POST['parent_id']) && $_POST['parent_type'] == 'Leads') {
	    		$focus->leads_arr[] = $_POST['parent_id'];
	    	// Call the Meeting module's save function to handle saving other fields besides
	    	// the users and contacts relationships
            $focus->update_vcal = false;    // Bug #49195 : don't update vcal b/s related users aren't saved yet, create vcal cache below
	    	$return_id = $focus->id;
                //this is to handle the situation where the save fails, most likely because of a failure
                //in the external api. bug: 42200
                $_REQUEST['action'] = 'EditView';
                $_REQUEST['return_action'] = 'EditView';
                handleRedirect('', 'Tasks');
	    	// Process users

		$json = getJSONobj();
		echo $json->encode(array('status' => 'success', 'get' => ''));

	if (isset($_REQUEST['return_module']) && $_REQUEST['return_module'] == 'Home'){
		header("Location: index.php?module=Home&action=index");
	else if($redirect) {
		handleRedirect($return_id, 'Tasks');
	} else {
		return $focus;

} // end handleSave();

} // end Class def

Hope, that would help you.

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Thanks @robai for your reply.

Still I have same “error while saving”

Did you managed to resolve this issue?

I too have error while saving…any help appreciated

HI @prafull. I added the code given by you.Working fine for schedule meeting (i.e saving as meetings) not for tasks.I am using suite 7.7
Any help :frowning:


I know it’s a very old forum. But i am trying to implement the same thing and getting same error ‘Error While Saving’.

Did anyone find any solution for this ? I will appreciate any help from anyone.

I checked all over the google but found this post only. If anyone can guide me to right direction.


I have slightly different issue in the same situation: can’t see “create task” option. I tried to google it too but there’s no solution at all.