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HOWTO: Insert a New Search Tab

Updated: July 9, 2024

In this tutorial you will learn how to add a new tab to your custom document type. This tab will help you to find other contracts created for the same contract owner. To do so, we'll be using a custom page provider linked to the Contract document type.


Once you are all set, you can navigate to Modeler to start creating your search.

Create a Page Provider

  1. In Studio Modeler, go to Configuration > Page Providers; click on New and name it otherContracts.
  2. In the Query filter add the following line AND ecm:primaryType='Contract'. This will enable to only search contract documents.
    You should end up with something like this:

    ecm:mixinType != 'HiddenInNavigation' AND ecm:isVersion = 0 AND ecm:isTrashed = 0 AND ecm:primaryType='Contract'

Now we will add aggregates to customize the search.

The search by owner of the contract:


  1. Add another new Predicates.
  2. Click on Edit binding and select schema:contract > owner.

The search by date range:


  1. Next to Aggregates click on Add.
    A popup window appears.
  2. Fill the popup window like this:
    Field dc:created
    Date Ranges
    • Label: Last year From: now-1y To: now-1M
    • Label: Last month From: now-1M To: now-7d
    • Label: Last week From: now-7d To: now-24H
    • Label: Last 24h From: now-24H To: now
  3. Save your changes.

Once you are all set, click on Configure layouts in Designer at the top-right of your screen. You are now in Studio Designer, where you can configure the layouts of your Search.

Configure Layouts

  1. In Studio Designer, go to UI > Layouts > Page Providers.
    You will find the page provider created previously.
  2. Click on form and then Configure, it will automatically create the nuxeo-othercontracts-search-form layout.
  3. Click on result and then Configure, the nuxeo-othercontracts-search-results layout is created.

Configure Labels

You now need to add your labels to your translations file to display them correctly in the UI. To do so:

  1. In Studio Designer and from the UI tab, open the Translations menu.
  2. Create a new messages.json file.
  3. Create a new entry in the JSON file with key label.ui.aggregate.<label> and the label as value. Here it's:
     "label.ui.aggregate.from_now-1y_to_now-1M":"Last year",
     "label.ui.aggregate.from_now-1M_to_now-7d":"Last month",
     "label.ui.aggregate.from_now-7d_to_now-24H":"Last week",
     "label.ui.aggregate.from_now-24H_to_now":"Last 24H"

You can now save your changes and go to the Designer.

Create a Listing

From the Page Provider screen for otherContracts:

  1. In Bind more elements, select Tab.
  2. Name it other-contracts.
  3. Fill in the creation form like this:
  4. Fill in the Element & Attributes section like this:
  5. Fill in the Filters section like this:
    • Document has one of the types: Contract
    • User has at least one of the permissions: ReadWrite
  6. Save your changes.

You can now deploy your project on your instance and see what it looks like!