I have a menu.xml like this:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:module:Magento_Backend:etc/menu.xsd">
        <add id="Xtento_TrackingImport::menu" action="Xtento_TrackingImport/index/index" title="Some title" module="Xtento_TrackingImport" sortOrder="101" parent="Magento_Sales::sales" resource="Third_Party::menu"/>

I want to remove the 'action' in it. I've try some thing like this in my override menu.xml file :

<update id="Xtento_TrackingImport::menu"/>


<update id="Xtento_TrackingImport::menu" action=""/>

And also

<update id="Xtento_TrackingImport::menu" action="#"/>

But none of them work.

Please help, thanks.

  • would it be because you are trying it with the update element? – fmsthird Apr 3 '19 at 3:29
  • thanks, but if i don't update, then how to make this work? – fudu Apr 3 '19 at 3:30
  • what is your main goal on this? are you trying to override your third-party menu.xml and remove the action only for that specific menu or are you trying to implement your own menu without an action? – fmsthird Apr 3 '19 at 3:34
  • i'm just trying to remove the action from a item from menu.xml, i don't wanna add a new item at all. Thanks. – fudu Apr 3 '19 at 3:34
  • then try like <add id="Xtento_TrackingImport::menu" action=""/> – fmsthird Apr 3 '19 at 3:36

Instead of using update tag in menu.xml, what you can do is create a plugin of menu file in your custom module.

So in your custom module, make following changes.


<type name="Magento\Backend\Model\Menu\Config">
    <plugin name="custom_override_meu_action" type="[Vendor]\[Module]\Plugin\Config" />



namespace [Vendor]\[Module]\Plugin;

class Config
    public function afterGetMenu($subject, $result)
        return $result;

This should work.

  • worked. thanks mate. – fudu Apr 3 '19 at 6:29
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:module:Magento_Backend:etc/menu.xsd">
       <update id="Xtento_TrackingImport::menu" action="#"/>

Should work.

But you have to check that your menumenu.xml code should run after <add id="Xtento_TrackingImport::menu"...

You have to create a new module. this should depend on Xtento_TrackingImport

using <depends><Xtento_TrackingImport/></depends>

and the new module's menu you have to rewrite the update menu code.

  • Wait, so its still have action? i want to make it without action, the reason i do that because the menu will become like this i.stack.imgur.com/F2BpO.jpg you see the "tracking import" down there? i want it to become look like "Sales Export" the only way to do that is remove the action. Right now it have action, so it become that <a href="trackingimport/index/index"> – fudu Apr 3 '19 at 6:24

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