change the "File Name" field (and file upload) in document module not to be mandetory


I need to use a link (Google Docs Document) as “File Name” field in Document module.

I know that the best scenario is a complete integration with google docs, but because these application (app) is is only available in sugarcrm proffesional iam looking for a workaround:

  1. Create an extra field in Documents with studio to paste google doc link.
  2. Change the “File Name” field (were u upload a file) in document module to don´t be mandatory in the layouts and subpanels?

Changing the “File Name” field not to be mandetory can not be done in Studio, so we need a code solution.

Now i found this topic: change fieldname not to be mandetory what described:

Create a file under:

There write a code like:

< ? php
? >

Then run a repair / rebuild.

But when i run repair / rebuild i get this error:
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ‘<’ in /home/crmkokow/public_html/custom/modules/Documents/Ext/Vardefs/vardefs.ext.php on line 16

Does any one know the right way to change the “File Name” field (and file upload) in document module not to be mandetory.

BR Martijn

Hi there,

Can you attach your full sugarfield_document_uploadfile.php?



Hi Will,

See the atachement for the file and a screendshot of repair and build error.

BR. Martijn.

try removing the space between ‘<?’ and ‘php’ so its ‘<?php’