Back navigation in the mobile interface

Mobile UI actions support back navigation when a UI action finishes. You can navigate back one logical navigation item in the current navigation stack.

When the navigate_back flag is set to true for a mobile UI action in the UI Action - Mobile [sys_ui_ng_action] table, you can move back to the previous screen.

Sometimes one or more discrete screens, or a nested or partial view of the screen, can represent a single navigation item. For this reason, back navigation can result in different UI behaviors depending on the current navigation content or device.

For example, the activity stream and form for a record are considered as one logical navigation item (the current record). However, some devices use multiple discrete screens for this navigation. When back navigation is triggered from a UI action on a form, multiple screens may be dismissed to return to a previous item, such as a list.

Note: Setting a redirect on the UI action through action.setRedirectURL(); takes precedence over the navigate_back flag.