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Create an application menu

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Create an application menu

Application menus define the main content that users can access in the application navigator. You can configure which applications appear in the application navigator.

Before you begin

Role required: admin

About this task

When creating an application menu, consider grouping like modules into a consolidated application menu. When editing an existing menu, add more useful modules to the application menu, and remove unneeded ones.


  1. Navigate to System Definition > Application Menus.
  2. Click New.
  3. Complete the form.
    Field Description
    Title Defines the display name of the application menu.
    Roles Restricts access to the specified roles. All users can view the application menu when it is active.
    Category Specifies the menu category that defines the navigation menu style (default value is Custom Applications).
    Hint Defines the text that appears in a tooltip when a user points to this application menu.
    Active Select the check box to activate the application menu. Only active application menus appear in the application navigator.
    Description Provide a more detailed explanation of what this application does.
    Other fields
    Order Defines the relative position of the application menu in the application navigator. If you do not specify an order, the default order of the menu category is used.
    Default device type This field is not used. You can define application menus for mobile devices in a separate table. See Define a new smartphone application menu.
    Note: You may need to configure the form to see all fields.
  4. Click Submit.
  5. Create modules to appear in the application menu.
    Only application menus that contain modules appear in the application navigator.