For this you will need to work you need 2 (3) extensions:

  1. Button free (included with the core package since Seblod 3.8)
  2. Custom link
  3. Javascript field from Code pack (only needed for GroupX version)

For normal form

  • Add field that will provide id for the link, e.g. select dynamic or joomla article.
  • Add Button Free and select Custom for Link, then click on small arrow on the bottom right and add the following javascript to the Javascript(JS) field:
    var artId = $(this).val();
    var target = 'index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=' + artId;
    $('#my_button').attr('onclick', "'" + target + "','_blank')")

Replace all instances of id_for_view with the name of your field that provides id and the same with my_button, replace it with name of your button (don't change # prefix)

For GroupX form

All field names involved need to be without underscores, especially the name of parent (groupX) field, otherwise bellow javascript won't work
  • On the child form: add field that provides id and Button Free as described above, just don't add any javascript to Button free, we need to put it to the parent form.
  • On the parent form: add javascript field and add bellow code to it, as in normal form replace idforview and mybutton with your field names.
$('body').on('change', "[id$='idforview']", function()
  var artId = $(this).val();
  var myId = $(this).attr('id');
  var target = 'index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=' + artId;
  var ids = myId.split('_');
  $('#' + ids[0] +'_'+ ids[1] + '_mybutton').attr('onclick', "'" + target + "','_blank')")