We have the ability to add, remove, and re-order items in a field per SDL Live Content(requires login).

Is there a way to get access to multiple fields in a component form from the same Custom URL pop-up?

Edit: removed alternative ideas to make question clearer.

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You should use a similar approach as the one used in the Items Selector available in Tridion World http://www.sdltridionworld.com/community/2011_extensions/itemselector.aspx

1) You will need to register your custom URL popup as a View.

try {
    var op = window.opener;
    if (op && op.Tridion && op.Tridion.Controls && op.Tridion.Controls.Popup) {
        op.Tridion.Controls.Popup.registerView(null, window);
catch (e) {

2) Access to the Windows.Opener (Component View) fields.

var args = window.dialogArguments;
    if (args) {
        // get current field value
        var value = "";
        var fields = args.getFields();
        if (fields && fields.length > 0) {
            var values = fields[0].getValues();
            if (values && values.length > 0) {
                value = values[0]
  • Ah, I just mentioned the Item Selector as an example for another question. :-) So this approach would simplify the setup by having the same extension (custom page/pop-up) handle various parameters. We just need to pass these parameters via the query string in each field's custom url (it'd be a small initial setup). Jun 10, 2013 at 20:29

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