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Create a module

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Create a module

Modules are the children, or the second tier navigation options to the applications in the application navigator. Modules often link to other pages or records in the platform.You can configure which modules appear in the application navigator using Application Menus module.

Before you begin

Role required: admin


  1. Open the application menu record using one of the following methods.
    • Navigate to System Definition > Application Menus and select the application menu from the list.
    • In UI15 or UI11, you can also right-click the application label in the application navigator and select Edit Application.
    Figure 1. Two methods for creating a module
    Gif showing the first method for creating a module (go to Application Menus, then select the menu), and the second method (point to the application menu, then click the edit icon).
  2. Scroll down to the Modules related list and click New.
  3. Define the module by completing the fields on the form.
    Table 1. Module form
    Field Description
    Title Defines the module name. Choose a title that clearly identifies the module.
    Application menu Specifies the name of the application menu under which the module appears.
    Image Specifies an icon to appear next to the module title in the navigator. Module images are supported in UI11 only. Favorites replace module images in UI16 and UI15.
    Hint Defines the tool tip that appears when a user points to the module name.
    Note: Module Hints are deprecated in UI16
    Roles Restricts module access to the specified roles. If this field is left blank, the module is visible to all users who have access to the application menu.
    Active Defines whether the module appears in the application navigator.
    Override application menu roles Allows users to access this module even if they do not have permission to view the containing application menu. Users must still meet the role requirements for this module.
    Link Type
    Link type Specifies what type of link this module opens. You must specify additional information based on the link type. See Module link types.
    Table Specifies the table used by the module.
    Note: The list shows only tables and database views that are in the same scope as the module.
    Order Specifies the order in which the modules appear under the application.