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Actions panel

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This package provides a view and a sample viewlet that will display a table of different actions available on an element.

By default, so called sections available are :

  • transitions

  • edit

  • own delete action management

  • actions

  • addable types

  • object history

Transitions :

This will display different available workflow transitions and is managed by the section “renderTransitions”.

Transitions to confirm :

You can specify ‘transitions to confirm’ by overriding the ‘_transitionsToConfirm’ method, this will display a popup when the user trigger the transition that let’s him add a comment and accept/cancel workflow transition triggering. The ‘_transitionsToConfirm’ method must return a tuple that specify ‘object_meta_type.transition_id’ and could looks like :

def _transitionsToConfirm():

return (‘ATDocument.reject’, ‘ATDocument.publish’, ‘ATFolder.publish’, ‘Collection.retract’, )

Edit :

This will display an edit action and his managed by the section “renderEdit”.

By default, it is only available when useIcons is True as useIcons is supposed to be used in dashboards displaying several elements and not on a particular element view. On the element view, the edit action is not displayed as it is redundant with the already existing tab “Edit”.

Own delete management :

This own delete management is made to surround behaviour where it is necessary to delete an object to have the “Delete objects” permission on the parent. Here, it will do delete work even if user does not have the permission “Delete objects” on the object’s parent. Just having “Delete objects” on the object to delete will be enough. You can also override the adapter “ContentDeletableAdapter” to be able to define a “mayDelete” method that will do anything you want to check if current user may delete the object. It is managed by the section “renderOwnDelete”.

Actions (portal_actions.object_buttons) :

This will display different available actions coming from portal_actions.object_buttons and is managed by the section “renderActions”.

Ignorable and acceptable actions :

It is possible to override the IGNORABLE_ACTIONS and ACCEPTABLE_ACTIONS so you filter existing actions and avoid to display them.

If ACCEPTABLE_ACTIONS are defined, only these action will be considered. If IGNORABLE_ACTIONS are defined, every available actions will be considered except if the action id is in the IGNORABLE_ACTIONS.

Addable types :

This will display a combo list that will display types that are addable in the object if it is a container. It is managed by the section “renderAddContent”.

Object history :

Add a link to the object’s history and will be displayed in a popup. It is managed by the section “renderHistory”.


This product has been translated into

  • French.

  • Spanish.

You can contribute for any message missing or other new languages, join us at PloneGov iMiO Team into service with all world Plone translators community.


1.61 (2022-10-14)

  • Force by default redirect after transition just when use icons [fngaha]

1.60 (2022-02-04)

  • Added possibility to force refresh the page after a WF transition even if on a faceted. [gbastien]

1.59 (2022-01-24)

  • In actions_panel_actions displaying object_buttons, use the link_target defined on the action, only set it to target=”_parent” if nothing defined on the action. [gbastien]

1.58 (2022-01-14)

  • Avoid init member in __init__, that can lead to member being Anonymous. [gbastien]

  • Fixed detection if transition triggered from faceted, use has_faceted from imio.helpers. [gbastien]

  • Define a with/height in CSS for icons so it can be reused by collective.js.tooltipster when it computes the size of the tooltipster. [gbastien]

  • Added CSS id with context UID to the actions_panel table. [gbastien]

1.57 (2021-11-08)

  • Whenever an error occurs in ActionsPanelView.triggerTransition, make sure we get the error in the returned portal message and log the full traceback in the Zope log. [gbastien]

1.56 (2021-09-09)

  • Fixed arrow used in message explaining when a transition is not triggerable. [gbastien]

  • Prevent double clicks when triggering a WF transition by disabling the link for 2 seconds. [gbastien]

1.55 (2021-06-04)

  • Implement method show when using async like it is already the case when not using async to know if viewlet must be shown. [gbastien]

  • Added saveHasActions call in [sgeulette]

  • Fixed to display the arrows in a table so we avoid icons being one under others when there is not enough place to display it, actions have to be always on the same line. [gbastien]

1.54 (2021-04-26)

  • Fixed broken JS event on comment popup Confirm button to prevent default behavior, this probably leads to action not triggered from time to time on Firefox. [gbastien]

1.53 (2021-04-21)

  • Fixed ActionsPanelView.getTransitions check on transitions to confirm informations, do not consider that prefix of given transition to confirm is a meta_type but consider it as a class name as with dexterity, the meta_type is always the same an no more useable to discriminate content. [gbastien]

  • Added parameter forceRedirectOnOwnDelete=False to ActionsPanelView.__call__, when deleting an element, by default if current context is a faceted, the user is not redirected but the page is reloaded, if we are removing the page that holds the faceted then we need to redirect. [gbastien]

  • In JS function deleteElement, set async:true for the XHR request. [gbastien]

  • Fixed bug in Firefox not executing the JS triggerTransition XHR request when async:true, this was due to preventDefaultClickTransition not applied when using the @@async_actions_panel in the viewlet displaying actions, it was producing a NS_BINDING_ERROR because 2 click events were triggered. [gbastien]

  • When not using the useIcons mode (so when using viewlet displaying buttons), if no action at all, do not return an empty HTML table, just return nothing. This let’s hide the entire viewlet when using the @@async_actions_panel. [gbastien]

1.52 (2021-01-26)

  • Fixed behavior of just reloading the faceted when deleting an element, this was broken because behavior between JS and python code changed and the user was redirected to the default dashboard. [gbastien]

1.51 (2020-12-07)

  • Added parameter view_name=”@@delete_givenuid” to JS functions confirmDeleteObject and deleteElement so it is possible to call another view when deleting an element. It is also possible to avoid refresh and manage it manually. [gbastien]

  • Make sure table containing actions does not have any border especially on <tr>. [gbastien]

1.50 (2020-08-18)

  • Make CSS rule for input[type=”button”].notTriggerableTransitionButton more specific so it is taken into account. [gbastien]

  • Fix message (tag title) displayed on a not triggerable WF transition when displayed as a button, the transition title was not included in the message. [gbastien]

1.49 (2020-06-24)

  • Fixed broken functionnality, when an action url was a javascript action, it was not always taken into account because tag <a> href was not disabled using event.preventDefault(). [gbastien]

1.48.1 (2020-05-26)

  • Requires imio.helpers. [gbastien]

1.48 (2020-05-26)

  • In DeleteGivenUidView.__call__, use imio.helpers.content.uuidsToObjects with parameter check_contained_uids=True to get the object to delete, so if not found querying with UID index, it will use the contained_uids index if it exists in the portal_catalog. [gbastien]

1.47 (2020-04-29)

  • Add service integration to manage the translation process. [macagua]

  • Add Spanish translation [macagua]

  • In, added <form> around <input> to be able to use overlays. [gbastien]

1.46 (2020-02-18)

  • Added renderFolderContents section, rendered following flag and/or interface. [sgeulette]

  • In views.AsyncActionsPanelView.__call__, remove random value ‘_’ (ajax_load) from **kwargs before calling the @@actions_panel or ram_cached @@actions_panel.__call__ never work as kwargs are always different. [gbastien]

1.45 (2019-11-25)

  • Changed sections order. [sgeulette]

1.44 (2019-09-13)

  • By default, do not display the Edit action when calling @@async_actions_panel. [gbastien]

1.43 (2019-09-12)

  • Disabled first option of add content button list. [sgeulette]

  • Added apButtonSelect class on select button [sgeulette]

  • Do not link anymore showEdit to showIcons. Disabled by default showEdit in viewlet. Render edit as button too. [sgeulette]

1.42 (2019-06-28)

  • Store result of ActionsPanelView.getTransitions in self._transitions as it is called several times to make sure transitions are computed only one time. [gbastien]

  • In ConfirmTransitionView, store the actionspanel view instead instanciating it several times as call to actionspanel.getTransitions is cached on the actionspanel view. [gbastien]

1.41 (2019-06-07)

  • In load_actions_panel JS function, do not reload in case of error or the page is reloaded ad vitam. Display an error message instead. [gbastien]

  • When using string: expressions, do not insert a blank space like string: ` or it is kept once rendered. [gbastien]

  • Manage IGNORABLE_ACTIONS the same way ACCEPTABLE_ACTIONS so we filter out first every non relevant actions then we evaluate it. Removed management of IGNORABLE_CATEGORIES and IGNORABLE_PROVIDERS, we only keep object_buttons and providers portal_actions/portal_types. [gbastien]

1.40 (2019-05-16)

  • Fixed message KeyError: ‘confirm’ in Zope log when a transition is triggered on an element for which it is not available anymore (already triggered in another browser tab for example). In this case, we just refresh the page. [gbastien]

  • Fix saveHasActions is not called when only untriggerable transitions. [gbastien]

1.39 (2019-03-27)

  • When showing actions and ACCEPTABLE_ACTIONS is defined, directly worked with those restricted set. Faster method. [sgeulette]

  • Added parameter ActionsPanelViewlet.async (set to False by default) to be able to render the actions panel viewlet asynchronously using a JS Ajax request. Set every JS ajax request with async:false to be sure that screen is refreshed when state changed. [gbastien]

  • Disabled showOwnDelete when ‘delete’ is in acceptable actions [sgeulette]

1.38 (2019-01-31)

  • Install collective.fingerpointing as we rely on it. [gbastien]

  • By default, do not render the viewlet in overlays. [gbastien]

1.37 (2018-11-06)

  • Use safely unicoded transition title. [sgeulette]

1.36 (2018-08-22)

  • Moved views._redirectToViewableUrl logic to utils.findViewableURL so it can be used by external code. [gbastien]

  • Don’t nullify margin of actionspanel-no-style-table. [sgeulette]

1.35 (2018-05-22)

  • In triggerTransition, do not only catch WorkflowException as raised error could be of another type. [gbastien]

  • When an error occurs during a workflow transition, make sure we transaction.abort() or review_state is changed nevertheless. [gbastien]

1.34 (2018-04-20)

  • Use a real arrow character 🡒 instead -> when building the transition not triggerable icon help message. [gbastien]

  • Fixed call to unexisting method actionspanel_view._gotoReferer() when cancelling transition confirmation popup (only happens if popup is not correctly opened as an overlay). [gbastien]

1.33 (2018-03-19)

  • Rely on imio.history IHContentHistoryView.show_history to know if the history icon must be shown. We need imio.history >= 1.17. [gbastien]

1.32 (2018-01-06)

  • Added possibility to define a target on the edit action. To do this, pass the value for edit_action_target in the kwargs. [sgeulette]

1.31 (2017-11-10)

  • Added icon on object buttons. [sgeulette]

  • Added separate external edit button [sgeulette]

1.30 (2017-10-03)

  • Rely on collective.fingerpointing for logging capabilities, this replace the log message when an element is deleted. [gbastien]

  • Call transaction.abort when an error occurs during deletion in DeleteGivenUidView to avoid leaving portal in an unconsitent state. [gbastien]

1.29 (2017-08-30)

  • Trigger JS event ap_delete_givenuid when an element is removed from a faceted page. [gbastien]

  • Only show the actions panel viewlet on the view of the element, not on the other templates like folder_contents because it also displays buttons and user could be confused about that. [gbastien]

  • Use same class apButton for buttons and select (add content) displayed on the actions panel viewlet. [gbastien]

1.28 (2017-05-24)

  • Added parameter catch_before_delete_exception=True to the DeleteGivenUidView. By default it will catch BeforeDeleteException but when set to False, it will not be catch it. This let’s catch the exception in another method. [gbastien]

  • Call reindexObject when the BeforeDeleteException is catched because at this moment, object has already been unindexed. [gbastien]

1.27 (2017-05-10)

  • Use api.adopt_roles rather than create a super user to execute a “own” delete action. [sdelcourt]

  • Use plone.api. [gbastien]

  • Pass **kwargs to ContentDeletableAdapter.mayDelete. [gbastien]

1.26 (2017-04-13)

  • Make sure action title is translated. [gbastien]

1.25 (2017-03-22)

  • Display the description of actions while displayed as input. [gbastien]

1.24 (2017-02-14)

  • Added class on form button. Changed select translation. [sgeulette]

  • The transition reason for which a transition can not be triggered now contains the msg as a zope.i18nmessageid.message.Message instance, so translate it. This is done because the appy No msg attribute can not be unicode… [gbastien]

1.23 (2017-01-30)

  • Fix workflow guard check on group conditions. [sdelcourt]

1.22 (2017-01-23)

  • Corrected code to work with collective.externaleditor >= 1.0.3. [sgeulette]

1.21 (2016-12-21)

  • Implemented method getGroups for the APOmnipotentUser that returns an empty list because default implementation will raise an AttributeError on portal_groups. [gbastien]

1.20 (2016-12-05)

  • Added possibility to define a CSS class on the edit action. To do this, pass the value for edit_action_class in the kwargs. This make it possible to use a class that will enable an overlay for the edit action. [gbastien]

  • Added section that renders arrows to move elements to top/up/down/bottom, this only appears if useIcons is True. [gbastien]

  • While rendering transition button including portal_type title, translate portal_type title in the domain defined on the typeInfo of portal_types, not systematically in the “plone” domain. [gbastien]

  • When an element is deleted, check if response received by JS method deleteElement is an url or a page content. In case a Redirect exception is raised, we receive the entire page content and not an url to redirect to. [gbastien]

  • Use permission ManageProperties to protect the renderArrows section. Make sure saveHasActions is called correctly in the template. [gbastien]

  • Check if current context is a folderish in addableContents used for the deleteElement section because folder_factories return parent’s addable content_types if current context is not folderish, this makes the button appear when you can not add content, and if used, content is actually added to the parent. [gbastien]

  • Translate workflow transition title and no more id [sgeulette]

1.19 (2016-06-22)

  • Take external edition into account when rendering the edit action. [sdelcourt]

1.18 (2016-06-17)

  • Use, _parent) to manage actions instead of window.location so new location is opened in the _parent frame, this way, when opened from an iframe, the location is not opened in the iframe but in the parent/full frame. [gbastien]

  • Fixed CSS style for the notTriggerableTransition CSS class so it is displayed correctly in Chrome. [gbastien]

1.17 (2016-04-15)

  • Made a transitions sort method, that can be overrided. [sgeulette]

1.16 (2016-01-21)

  • Message when deleting an element (delete_confirm_message) is now more clear to specify that element will be deleted from the system definitively. [gbastien]

  • When a WorkflowException is raised during a WF transition, display the exception message, this way a beforeTransition event may raise this exception and display a particular message to the user. [gbastien]

1.15 (2015-12-03)

  • Use an onClick instead of the href on the actions rendered by the to be able to use a javascript method for the action URL. [gbastien]

  • Use async:false for jQuery.ajax calls so the ajax loader image (spinner) is displayed in IE and Chrome. [gbastien]

1.14 (2015-10-06)

  • Use POST as type of jQuery.ajax used to add a comment to a workflow transition or it fails when the comment is too long. [gbastien]

1.13 (2015-09-04)

  • CSS for buttons displayed on the transition confirmation popup [gbastien]

1.12 (2015-07-14)

  • Make trigger transition and own delete aware of faceted navigation. If the action is made in a faceted navigation, only the faceted page is reloaded, not the entire page [gbastien]

  • Hide the Add menu if no addable content [sgeulette]

1.11 (2015-04-23)

  • Do not generate the image name to use for a transition but use the actbox_icon defined on the transition [gbastien]

1.10 (2015-04-01)

  • Use translated transition title in transition confirmation popup [gbastien]

  • Simplified @@triggertransition view by not using objectUID anymore, we use the context as the view is called on it, objectUID was legacy and useless [gbastien]

1.9 (2015-03-30)

  • Store transitions to confirm in the registry [sgeulette]

  • Add a small margin-left to the notTriggerableTransitionImage class so if several not triggerable transition actions are displayed, it is not stuck together [gbastien]

  • Rely on imio.history to manage history related section [gbastien]

1.8 (2014-11-05)

  • Removed IObjectWillBeRemovedEvent, either use same event from OFS.interfaces or in case we use AT, we could need to override manage_beforeDelete as it is called before IObjectWillBeRemovedEvent in the OFS object removal machinery.

  • Do only rely on mayDelete method instead of checking Delete objects and mayDelete method, this way, we may handle case where user does not have the Delete objects but we want him to be able to delete an element nevertheless, in this case, the all logic is managed by mayDelete.

1.7 (2014-09-04)

  • Sort transitions by transition title, more easy to use when displaying several transitons.

  • Corrected bug where the link to trigger a transition that did not need to be confirmed, did not contain the view name, only parameters. This made the user being redirected to the object view and not able to trigger the transition from another place.

1.6 (2014-08-21)

  • Added submethod _findViewablePlace in _computeBackURL where we can manage where to redirect the member when he was on the object he just deleted. This makes it possible to override only the _findViewable method and keep the other part of _computeBackURL that does manage the case when the member was not on the object he just deleted.

  • Custom action_panels views can now be registered with a different name than actions_panel.

1.5 (2014-08-20)

  • Adpated _transitionsToConfirm method to be also able to provide custom view name to use as confirmation popup.

1.4 (2014-08-19)

  • Moved complete computation of back url when an object is removed to _computeBackURL, not only the case when we were on the object we just removed.

  • Added CSS class actionspanel-no-style-table on the main actions_panel table and defined styles for it to remove any border/margin/padding.

1.3 (2014-08-19)

  • Added section that render a link to the object’s history if useIcons is True

  • Not triggerable transitions are now also displayed using icon if useIcons is True, before, not triggerable transitions were always displayed as button, no mater useIcons was True or False

  • Simplified method that compute addable contents, the default folder_factories does all the job

  • Manage the fact that if after a transition has been triggered on an object, this object is not accessible anymore to the current user, it is redirected to a viewable place

1.2 (2014-07-01)

  • Do not lookup an object UID in the uid_catalog, this fails when using dexterity, use portal_catalog or check context UID if element is not indexed

  • Do not display a - when no actions to display and not using icons

  • Implement __call__ instead of render on the actions panel view so calling the view is simpler

  • Display AddContent actions.

1.1 (2014-04-03)

  • Optimized to be listing-aware do some caching by storing not changing parameters into the request and so avoid to recompute it each time the view is instanciated

  • Corrected bug when a transition was triggered using the confirmation popup and resulting object was no more accessible, the popup was recomputed and it raised Unauthorized

1.0 (2014-02-12)

  • Initial release

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