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2195722 - Adding Custom Navigation Actions


This article explains how you configure a Custom Navigation Action to use in Action Search.

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Accessing the Configure Custom Navigation Tool

If Configure Custom Navigation is not enabled in your instance, it needs to be enabled in Provisioning before the tool can be used. Please create a Support Incident to request this.

If Configure Custom Navigation is enabled in your instance, you access it by going to Admin Center> Company Settings > Configure Custom Navigation or by clicking the link to it at the top of the Manage Action Search page:

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Adding Custom Navigations to Action Search

You can add a custom navigation link to action search by selecting Action Search as one of the locations in the Menu Location dropdown menu of the Configure Custom Navigation tool.

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Configuring Custom Navigations

Menu Item Label
This is how the link appears in the user interface. For custom actions, this becomes the "display label" in action search.
For custom actions, it is recommended that you add localized translations in Manage Action Search rather than in Configure Custom Navigation
For other link locations, you can use this icon to access the local editor and provide translations of the menu item label in other languages.
This can be any text or numeric value. You can use any convention you wish, but every custom navigation link, regardless of its location or locations, must have a unique ID.
Link Type
Custom actions do not reflect these settings. Action search only supports "same browser" behavior. Both internal and external custom navigation actions open in the same browser tab.
For other custom links, you can select:
  •  Internal Link
  •  Used with a SuccessFactors deeplink in URL field
  •  External Link - Same Browser
  •  Used with an external URL. Opens in the same browser window.
  •  External Link - New Browser
  •  Used with an external URL. Opens in a new browser window.
Enter the URL or deeplink that you want to make available in action search. - Please note that dynamic links are not supported.
To create a custom action, select Action Search in the dropdown menu.

For custom actions, it is recommended that you only one select one location
, Action Search, in this menu. This is due to the fact that localization and link types are


Custom actions are visible in Manage Action Search immediately but may take up to 30 minutes to be visible in action search results. The action search index is refreshed on a regular basis and your changes will be applied at the time of the next refresh.


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