Using Manual Actions
When you use a standalone trigger in an object action, the action becomes manual, meaning it must be explicitly run in one of two ways:
- by a user via the object definition’s UI
- with a call to the headless API
This example creates a standalone action for sending notifications.
See Defining Object Actions for how to add standalone actions to object definitions.
Trigger Actions via UI
Active standalone actions appear in the Actions menu for object entries. To trigger these actions via the UI,
Navigate to the object definition’s application page.
Click the Actions button () for the desired entry and select the standalone action.
In this example, the action is Send Reminder.
Trigger Actions via APIs
Liferay automatically generates REST APIs for published object definitions. These include APIs for active standalone actions.
To view these APIs,
Open Liferay’s API Explorer at
Click REST Applications and select the desired object definition. Custom objects use the
c/[pluralobjectlabel]naming pattern (e.g.,
For each standalone action, Liferay generates two PUT APIs, one that uses the entry’s ID and another that uses the entry’s External Reference Code (ERC).
Calling either API triggers the action for the specified entry.