SuiteCRM PopUps (journey)

Hey Hey

Shout out to pgr and p.konetskiy - massive help so far in getting me where i am! :smiley:

What i’m trying to achieve is a Pop up message to appear when a Contact record is opened up and there’s an active ‘Safety Alert’ present within the person’s record. (My last quest relating to this was to color the fields to highlight them just so and now i’m wanting to take it further)

So what I’ve tried so far (unsuccessfully i may add) - just hoping to get a nudge in the right direction.

What I’ve got so far is the directory tree.


I’ve got this in my manifest.php

    $manifest = array(
                        'acceptable_sugar_versions' => array()
                        'acceptable_sugar_flavors' => array()
                'readme' => 'Please consult the operating manual for detailed installation instructions.',
                'key' => 'customSugarMod1',
                'author' => 'Mark G',
                'description' => 'Adds pop-up Message when a contact has a safety alert.',
                'icon' => '',
                'is_uninstallable' => true,
                'name' => 'Pop-Up Dialog if Safety Alert',
                'published_date' => '2023-01-30 12:00:00',
                'type' => 'module',
                'version' => 'v1.7',
                'remove_tables' => 'prompt'

        $installdefs = array(
                'id' => 'customSugarMod1',
                'copy' => array(
                                'from' => '<basepath>/custom/',
                                'to' => 'custom/'
                'logic_hooks' => array(
                                'module' => 'Contacts',
                                'hook' => 'after_ui_frame',
                                'order' => 1,
                                'description' => 'Creates pop-up message on load if user inactive',
                                'file' => 'custom/include/customPopUps/custom_popup_js_include.php',
                                'class' => 'CustomPopJs',
                                'function' => 'getContactJs'

And i’ve got this in the include php file

if (! defined('sugarEntry') || ! sugarEntry) {
    die('Not a valid entry point.');
class CustomPopJs {
    function getContactJs($event, $arguments) {
        if ($_REQUEST['action'] != 'EditView') {
        echo '<script type="text/javascript" src="custom/include/customPopUps/customPopUpContacts.js"></script>';

And this is in the javascript that’s called.

document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', function() {
}, false);

function checkUserStatus()
    if($("#safetyalert_c").val() != "YES" )
    {  {msg: 'There is an active safety alert present! ', title: 'Safety Alert!'} );


The database field exactly is ‘safetyalert_c’ in contacts_cstm and that’s a field setup in studio as a dropdown ‘YES’ or ‘NO’ value - that’s what it looks like in the DB (field & value)


Am i going down the right train tracks?

Many thanks for your continued support! <3


This would be a nice Addon for someone to create :wink:

True, we have several add-on developers in this forum :crazy_face:

If it was me I’d approach this by adding a “non-db” field on the front end (assuming this is SuiteCRM 7),

Then use a function to calculate what the message shoudl be like:

 'function' => array(
        'name' => 'custom_message_c, 
        'returns' => 'html', 
        'onListView' => 'true',
         'include' => 'custom/modules/Contacts/Contacts_fields_functions.php'

Then just use PHP to output whatever you want based on whatever conditions you want.

Then I would use smarty templates to output the field as you like ie: “red” color.

'customCode'=> <span style="color:red;">{$fields.custom_message_c.value}</span>

I think that’s how I did it last time I had to do this.

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