Module link types

The Link type field on the Module form specifies what type of link the module opens.

Table 1. Module link types
Link Type Description
Assessment Links to the assessment-based survey you select in the Assessment reference field. See Create a survey module.
Content Page Displays the content page you select in the Content page reference field. See Create a content page.
Homepage Displays the homepage you select in the Homepage reference field.
HTML (from Arguments) Places HTML in the application navigator. This link type is used for more complicated links, where a flat URL is not customizable enough.
Note:
  • The HTML (from Arguments) link type is supported in UI15 and UI11 only. In UI16, use the URL (from Arguments) link type instead.
  • You must enter a value for the Arguments field.
List Filter Displays an unpopulated list view for the table you select in the Table field. Allows users to specify a filter without loading the list first. Use the Filter field to define the default filter for the list. Use the View name field to specify a view.
List of Records Displays the list view for the table you select in the Table field. Use the Filter field to define the default filter for the list. Use the View name field to specify a view.
Map Page Displays the map page you select in the Map page reference field.
New Record Displays a form for creating a new record in the table you select in the Table field.
Run a Report Runs the saved report you select in the Report field.
Script (from Arguments) Runs a script, as defined in the Arguments field.
Note: You must enter a value for the Arguments field.
Search Screen Link that displays a blank form for searching records in the table. Use the View name field to specify a view.
Note: Use the parameter &sysparm_result_view=view_name to define the view the results are rendered in.
Note: All searches use a [starts with] query to search for matching text. Other query types are not supported in search screens.
Separator Creates a division between modules. Enter a name in the Title field to add a section name that users can collapse or expand.
Single Record Displays a form for a single record on the table. Use the View name field to specify a view.
Survey Links to the legacy survey you select in the Survey reference field. Use the Survey overwrite check box to determine whether the survey can be taken multiple times.
Note: The Survey link type is for use with legacy surveys only, which assessment-based surveys replace. Select the Assessment link type to link the module to an assessment-based survey.
Timeline Page Displays the timeline page you select in the Timeline Page reference field. See Timeline pages.
URL (from Arguments) Opens any URL, as defined in the Arguments field.

[Optional] Use the Window name field to define a link that opens in a new window.

Note:
  • For internal links, always use a relative link such as ./catalog_home.do?sysparm_view=catalog_default or catalog_home.do?sysparm_view=catalog_default. Do not use an absolute link to a ServiceNow instance. It creates problems when you move an update set from a development instance to a production instance because the URL still references the development instance.
  • You must enter a value for the Arguments field.