Is it possible to send context details in plugin as param in "side bar URL"?

  • 25 July 2023
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I’d like to parameterize the call made when opening a sidebar plugin without javascript. Is it possible to set a param in the “Side panel URL” (pictured)? For example, I’d like to send the recipient email address of the currently focused conversation.

Is this possible?



Best answer by justin 25 July 2023, 16:51

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Justin here with the support engineering team 👋


Thanks for getting in touch about the feature you're looking for!

The side panel URL input in Front is static and is the URL where you will host your plugin application. Context updates can be used in tandem with the Context API, though, to open a URL or open a URL in a popup. I realize this is not the method you had hoped to achieve this with but perhaps these functions could help your team achieve the desired results. 

Although Front doesn't currently offer this as you’ve described here, we have our Product Ideas Portal where you can submit requests for features you need. If you see another feature you'd love, just upvote it there and our team will see the tally.

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