Pulling Parent Fields via Populate List

Hi all.

I am trying to use the vardef (populate_list) to pull fields in on the subpanel create. I have this working for Contacts by doing something simple such as:

$dictionary['Contact']['fields']['account_name']['populate_list']['description'] = 'description';

However when trying to do the same for a parent field (flex relate), I can't seem to pull it in. Even when using the actual link itself, for example:

$dictionary['Calls']['fields']['calls_leads']['populate_list']['description'] = 'description';

I spotted the article from (https://sugarclub.sugarcrm.com/dev-club/b/dev-blog/posts/introducing-populate_5f00_list-in-parent-fields) however when trying to implement it, nothing seems to be pulling, I've tried the following:

$dictionary["Calls"]["fields"]["parent_name"]['auto_populate'] = true;
$dictionary["Calls"]["fields"]["parent_name"]['parent_populate_list'] = [
	'Leads' => [
		'description' => 'description',
	]
];
$dictionary["Calls"]["fields"]["calls_leads"]['auto_populate'] = true;
$dictionary["Calls"]["fields"]["calls_leads"]['parent_populate_list'] = [
	'Leads' => [
		'description' => 'description',
	]
];
$dictionary["Calls"]["fields"]["calls_leads"]['auto_populate'] = true;
$dictionary["Calls"]["fields"]["calls_leads"]['parent_populate_list'] = [
	'leads' => [
		'description' => 'description',
	]
];

I feel I am missing something super obvious, so if anyone can help I'd really appreciate it!

Thank you,

Daniel

Parents
  • Did you try

    $dictionary["Call"]["fields"]["parent_name"]['auto_populate'] = true;
    $dictionary["Call"]["fields"]["parent_name"]['populate_list'] = [
    		'description' => 'description',
    ];
    

    The two issues I see

    1) Use "Call" instead of "Calls"

    2) Use "populate_list" instead of "parent_populate_list"

Reply
  • Did you try

    $dictionary["Call"]["fields"]["parent_name"]['auto_populate'] = true;
    $dictionary["Call"]["fields"]["parent_name"]['populate_list'] = [
    		'description' => 'description',
    ];
    

    The two issues I see

    1) Use "Call" instead of "Calls"

    2) Use "populate_list" instead of "parent_populate_list"

Children
  • Hi John. Rookie mistake on the first one! Just changed my tests to that but still no luck, the "parent_populate_list" was a new .js file in that article.

    Using the populate_list it still doesn't seem to be working, I've tried this now:

    $dictionary["Call"]["fields"]["calls_leads"]['auto_populate'] = true;
    $dictionary['Call']['fields']['calls_leads']['populate_list']['description'] = 'description';
    
    $dictionary["Call"]["fields"]["parent_name"]['auto_populate'] = true;
    $dictionary["Call"]["fields"]["parent_name"]['populate_list'] = [
    		'description' => 'description',
    ];
    
    $dictionary["Call"]["fields"]["calls_leads"]['auto_populate'] = true;
    $dictionary["Call"]["fields"]["calls_leads"]['populate_list'] = [
    		'description' => 'description',
    ];