On two separate sites that were upgraded to 4.7, the "Summary Overlay" function seems to have been uglified.

Specifically - in the past, when hovering over the person icon on the left of many contact listings, you would get a nice little black-background pop-up with additional information about the contact.

Now, those popups are filled with what appears to be a collection of many profiles.

There is a reserved Summary Overlay profile, that I would assume is the only one that should display here.

On a new 4.7 install, I am not seeing this issue.

Am I missing some undocumented configuration, or is this a bug?


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The issue appears to have been caused by some sql that was posted as a solution to a different problem, here https://civicrm.stackexchange.com/a/18547/233.

If you also ran the bad sql, you can fix it by running the sql command:

update civicrm_uf_group set name = 'summary_overlay' where name LIKE 'summary_overlay_%';

Specifically, the bug arises because that overlay is generated from a snippet with what should be the summary_overlay profile, but because the name was altered, the overlay is using all available profiles.

  • Looks like i had already +1'd this, but actually needed it today on a new inherited site. thx for providing the solution
    – petednz - fuzion
    Oct 15, 2017 at 8:34
  • I've also recently discovered that other profiles that got renamed may also cause issues, so you might want to look through the other entries in civicrm_uf_group compared with a stock install and fix them also.
    – Alan Dixon
    Oct 16, 2017 at 16:09

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