I've looked online to see if this is even possible in the CDS. But when you select yes to attachments and notes on a custom entity, it adds the the timeline to the main form, which allows you to add notes to the entity. That all works perfectly.
But I would like to know if there is a way for me to add additional options that users can add to that timeline? For example i wanted the user to add an Invoice to the timeline which would have different fields to the basic Note entity.
I've added an attachment to showcase the exact area i'm talking about.
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Ok I think I may have fixed it.
You have to navigate to the back-end of the CDS:
I'm not sure how you add a new note item, but I was able to add a new activity.
You have two options
1. Customize the Notes entity to add custom fields (I never tried this but it should work)
2. Create a new custom entity as "activity entity" to track invoices, When you create custom entity as an activity entity, it can be added to the timeline just like Notes, Task, Phone, Email, etc.
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If you go into the form editor on that entity and switch to classic view, then double click on your timeline pane, you will be able to customize what will appear in your feed. Also, in the Advanced Settings you can set rules for Activities feeds.
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Thanks for this. I've just added a new activity entity Test Activity. How do I add it to my Client Entity? Is there a certain relationship I need to establish or is it just available to all notes & attachments sections?
Because it does not seem to be showing in the activities tab properties for the timeline area.
Thanks for the response. You'll see in my above answer that my custom activity entity isn't showing in that view. Is there a step i'm missing? Maybe a relationship setup.
There are more steps to be done to the new UI to enable the activity entity. Make sure "Display in Activity Menus" checked and "Allow Quick Create" checked. Also, add the entity to the model-driven app. Step by step procedure given here: