Creating an View/Edit Screen based on a View using the COM ASP API

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Creating an View/Edit Screen based on a View using the COM ASP API

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Below is a screen shot of a compound screen that populates the fields on the screen from data retrieved from a view.

This page has been built using an ASP page.

It has used the method CRM.FindRecord().  

Syntax is


This is a good way of quickly displaying information from the view.  But it can not be used for updating and inserting.  In the code below a check is made only to use the fields from the person table (derived from the view) in View mode.

<!-- #include file ="sagecrm.js"-->
var intRecordId = CRM.GetContextInfo("company","comp_companyid");
var myRecord = CRM.FindRecord('Company,vEntityCompany','comp_companyid='+intRecordId);
var CompanyBlock = CRM.GetBlock("companyboxlong");
CompanyBlock.Title = CRM.GetTrans("tabnames","company");
CompanyBlock.ArgObj = myRecord;
var PersonBlock = CRM.GetBlock("personboxshort");
PersonBlock.Title = CRM.GetTrans("tabnames","contact");
PersonBlock.ArgObj = myRecord;
var myBlockContainer = CRM.GetBlock("Container");
with (myBlockContainer)
//only display person data when in View mode
if (CRM.Mode!=Edit)


  • Is this new to version 7?

  • I've used this in Sage CRM 6.2 and I think in earlier versions.