External tab record extension

The External Tab Record feature helps you to show a tab content in properties tab based on external URL request when a node record is selected.  

This option is only available if you have enabled the External tab record feature.

There are two parameters passed as request parameter in URL request:

  • The document uuid.
  • The downloadUrl.


Field / PropertyTypeDescription



Each row is a couple of values with a tab content declaration, the format is: name;url




To make accessible to all the users the values of the parameter "extension.external.tab.record", must be added the value "extension.external.tab.record" in the current list.

If you forget to add the property name, only administrator users will be able to get the value so some extensions may produce errors for regular users.

More information at Configuration parameters.



Create file named test.jsp and copy into $TOMCAT_HOME/webapps/openkm folder.

<%@ page language="java" contentType="text/html; charset=UTF-8" pageEncoding="UTF-8"%>
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<title>External URL request example</title>
	Request parameters
	<br />
	<br />
	<b>uuid:</b><%=request.getParameter("uuid")%><br />


  • Choose a record.
  • Click on "name1" tab.

  • Click on "name2" tab.