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Display the ID

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Community Member, 11 Posts

17 October 2010 at 7:46pm

Hello -
How can I display the ID assigned to the current DataObject in the admin. I've tried adding fields and making them readonly, but the fields never show up; something like:
$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Main", new TextField("ID", "Doctor ID"));

the field doesn't show up. Is there a way I can display that info in the admin?




Forum Moderator, 1848 Posts

19 October 2010 at 9:56pm


This will show the ID in the list of records and in the record view. I have found that using 'known' names for fields doesn't always work - so in this case I make sure that I am not using the name 'ID' instead 'MyID'.

public static $summary_fields = array (
	'ID' => 'ID',


function getCMSFields()
	$fields = parent::getCMSFields();

	$fields->insertBefore(new TextField('MyID','MyID',$this->ID),'Name');

	return $fields;

(note assumes 'Name' in your $db fields!)