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Quick Edit form on Sub-panel


It would be really useful to be able to make quick changes to records without navigating away from the record sub-panel.

Same as when you click “Create” button on the sub-panel item, but being able to edit an existing record, so the edit form appears alongside the sub-panel not in another window.

This is particularly helpful when you need to make changes to multiple records within sub-panels on the same page.

This feature is on SugarCRM Professional so I guess why cannot also be on SuiteCRM

If anyone could point me out on how to do it…



Thanks for your suggestion to add this as a feature in SuiteCRM.


Hi. I support this. It is a must have honestly.
You dont want to leave the record to edit a call report, or a note.

I managed to make it work.

You can create a custom SugarWidget and paste the following code inside:

if(!defined('sugarEntry') || !sugarEntry) die('Not A Valid Entry Point');

class SugarWidgetSubPanelQuickEditButton extends SugarWidgetField
    function displayList($layout_def)
		global $app_strings;
        global $subpanel_item_count;
		$return_module = $_REQUEST['module'];
		$return_id = $_REQUEST['record']; 
		$module_name = $layout_def['module'];
		$record_id = $layout_def['fields']['ID'];
		$subpanel = $layout_def['subpanel_id'];
        $unique_id = $layout_def['subpanel_id']."_form_".$subpanel_item_count; //bug 51512
		// @see SugarWidgetSubPanelTopButtonQuickCreate::get_subpanel_relationship_name()
		$relationship_name = '';
		if (!empty($layout_def['linked_field'])) {
			$relationship_name = $layout_def['linked_field'];
			$bean = BeanFactory::getBean($layout_def['module']);
			if (!empty($bean->field_defs[$relationship_name]['relationship'])) {
				$relationship_name = $bean->field_defs[$relationship_name]['relationship'];

		$subpanel = $layout_def['subpanel_id'];
		if (isset($layout_def['linked_field_set']) && !empty($layout_def['linked_field_set'])) {
			$linked_field= $layout_def['linked_field_set'] ;
		} else {
			$linked_field = $layout_def['linked_field'];

		$html = '
		<form onsubmit="return SUGAR.subpanelUtils.sendAndRetrieve(, \'subpanel_'.$subpanel.'\', \'Loading ...\');" action="index.php" method="post" name="form" id="'.$unique_id.'">
		<input type="hidden" name="record" value="'.$record_id.'">
		<input type="hidden" name="target_module" value="'.$module_name.'">
		<input type="hidden" name="tpl" value="QuickCreate.tpl">
		<input type="hidden" name="return_module" value="'.$return_module.'">
		<input type="hidden" name="return_action" value="SubPanelViewer">
		<input type="hidden" name="return_id" value="'.$return_id.'">
		<input type="hidden" name="return_relationship" value="'.$relationship_name.'">
		<input type="hidden" name="action" value="SubpanelCreates">
		<input type="hidden" name="module" value="Home">
		<input type="hidden" name="target_action" value="QuickCreate">
		<input type="hidden" name="return_name" value="XXXX">
		<input type="hidden" name="parent_type" value="'.$return_module.'">
		<input type="hidden" name="parent_name" value="XXXX">
		<input type="hidden" name="parent_id" value="'.$return_id.'">
		<input title="Quick Edit" accesskey="N" class="button" type="submit" name="projects_opportunities_create_button" id="projects_opportunities_create_button" value="Quick Edit">
		return $html;