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Customising the CMS

Display the ID


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17 October 2010 at 7:46pm Community Member, 11 Posts

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?




19 October 2010 at 9:56pm Forum Moderator, 1796 Posts


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!)