[Vtigercrm-developers] Dynamically update "$tab_name" & "$tab_name_index"?

Prasad prasad at vtiger.com
Thu Oct 15 15:41:44 GMT 2015

Letting module touch a table outside its scope gets over-used.
So having the constraint is better.


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On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 8:32 PM, Alan Lord <alanslists at gmail.com> wrote:

> Bump...
> Dear vtiger developers:
> On 23/09/15 13:59, Alan Lord wrote:
>> On 23/09/15 13:09, Alan Lord wrote:
>>> I'm thinking about ways to add a field to any entity module which
>>> displays a value from the libertus_geotools geocoder database...
>> <snip />
>> Is there another way I could achieve this? I want the Administrator to
>>> be able to add or remove this field on any of their modules as they
>>> wish. I want them to be able to use this value to be able to find
>>> records that are either geocoded, or not, using any of their existing,
>>> or newly created filters.
>>> I _know_ I could do this by adding a new field and column to the module
>>> itself and then keep the value updated using an Event Handler or
>>> something but I was just wondering if I could this a bit more
>>> efficiently?
>> Mostly To: vtiger developers
>> Would there be any particular problem/reticence with a custom module
>> adding column to the vtiger_crmentity table...?
>> I'm thinking I could add a bool to the crmentity table to indicate if a
>> record is geocoded or not. And all entity modules already join to this
>> table.
>> So if the Administrator wants to add a field to his Leads module, for
>> example we have a button in the settings area where he can do this. And
>> it then points to the vtiger_crmentity.lsisgeocoded column, a bit like
>> the way the snownerid or creatorid works now.
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