Building on SugarCRM by John Mertic

By John Mertic

In the crowded box of shopper dating administration (CRM) platforms, SugarCRM stands out—not just for its modular layout, but in addition for the benefit with that you could advance, customise, and expand your CRM functions. This concise publication offers an intensive evaluation of the improvement instruments and APIs to be had in SugarCRM 6.2, exhibiting either builders and nondevelopers alike how one can use them to construct a pattern program step-by-step.

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Detail View for a sample event With that, we’ve built all the modules we’ll need for our application. 38 | Chapter 3: Building your application using the Sugar GUI Developer tools Summary In this chapter, we started the process of building a new application for managing conferences using the SugarCRM platform as a basis. We used several of the out-ofthe-box modules for some of the work, renaming according to the lexicon that is more appropriate for managing sponsors and sponsorship activities, as these modules had the built-in workflow and pieces in place that made sense to leverage for our application.

38 | Chapter 3: Building your application using the Sugar GUI Developer tools Summary In this chapter, we started the process of building a new application for managing conferences using the SugarCRM platform as a basis. We used several of the out-ofthe-box modules for some of the work, renaming according to the lexicon that is more appropriate for managing sponsors and sponsorship activities, as these modules had the built-in workflow and pieces in place that made sense to leverage for our application.

To do this, just go into Module Builder from the Administration area of Sugar, and click on the link ‘New Package’ to get started. Figure 2-13. Adding a new package through Module Builder The two important pieces of data here are the Package Name, which identifies your package inside Module Builder and Module Loader, as well as the Key field. The value for the Key field is used as a prefix for the name of your module in the code base, and is a unique identifier for the modules you create in this package (it will be used as a Building new modules using Module Builder | 21 prefix for the module name in the code base), which helps ensure upgrade safeness and protects against a module of the same name coming out and replacing your module.

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