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How to add unique name validation to accounts module

Question asked by Brett Zufelt on Mar 10, 2016
Latest reply on Mar 17, 2016 by Brett Zufelt

How do I add a custom validation to the Accounts module that prevents save if the name of the account is not unique?

I have been refereing to the Adding Field Validation to the Record View documentation from the Sugar developer guide and have succesfully added a validation function, I just don't know how to query the system to see if there already exists an account with the same name. Can anyone help?


I am on version 7.6 Enterprise.


Here is what I have so far. I created a new file in custom/modules/Accounts/clients/base/views/create-actions/create-actions.js with the following contents:


    extendsFrom: 'CreateActionsView',

    initialize: function (options) {
        this._super('initialize', [options]);

        //add validation tasks
        this.model.addValidationTask('check_name', _.bind(this._doValidateUniqueName, this));

    _doValidateUniqueName: function(fields, errors, callback) {        
        var accounts ="Accounts");
          filter: [{'name':{'$equals':this.model.get('name')}}],
        if (???) // How do I use the results of the fetch here?
            errors['name'] = errors['name'] || {};
            errors['name'].required = true; // I plan on changing this to a custom error message

        callback(null, fields, errors);


The code is called correctly, I just don't know how to use the results of the accounts.fetch to determine if there are any accounts with the same name already.