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  1. PUBLIC - Liferay Documentation
  2. LRDOCS-3792

The limitations of getURLEdit of a custom portlet for Asset publisher is not documented



      To implement an edit functionality in a custom portlet for Asset publisher, I found out some limitations but they aren't documented on dev.liferay.com. This may need to be clarified if it's a bug or design too.

      I followed this document.


      The link is shown in the attached image, edit_link_explanation.png 

      Following informations are missing to enable edit link that's generated by getURLEdit,

      You need to have at least one portlet that's configured com.liferay.portlet.instanceable=false and the portlet have to be capable of providing edit functionality, which is pointed by URL that's generated in getURLEdit. The combinations that I confirmed working were as follows.

      1. Only an admin portlet, which is consisted of a portlet extend MVCPortlet and *PanelApp extended BasePanelApp.(a portlet in the product menu in the left panel of Liferay)
      2. A portlet that can be placed in a page (a general portlet) and an admin portlet.  A general portlet is not necessarily to be configured com.liferay.portlet.instanceable=false, but the admin portlet must be configured com.liferay.portlet.instanceable=false, capable of providing edit functionality and PortalUtil#getControlPanelPortletURL needs to point to the Admin portlet to generate a link.

      Given that, I believe kind of following texts and actual snippets of the vital parts need to be added. I can send PR of a draft if you guys need it.

      It looks like the document is referring BlogsEntry implementations, then you may want to add explanations of BlogsPanelApp.java, BlogsAdminPortlet. e.g.

      To enable a link on Asset publisher for your custom portlet, you either need to have,

      1. An admin portlet
      2. A portlet and an admin portlet

      An admin portlet need to be configured com.liferay.portlet.instanceable=false and capable of providing edit functionality or you'll get NPE when Asset publisher get rendered.  





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