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Add field to "Edit User"

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Community Member, 197 Posts

18 August 2010 at 9:40am

I want to add a field to the "Edit User" area.

sapphire/security/member.php needs to be extended.

I created a file in the mysite folder but it does NOT work.

How can I add a field?


class UserCustom extends Member  {

	function getCMSFields() {
		$fields = parent::getCMSFields();
		$fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Foobar', new LiteralField('CustomCodeFoobar','<h3>Foobar</h3>'));
		return $fields;





Community Member, 30 Posts

18 August 2010 at 11:50am


create a new File "MyMemberExtension.php" in the folder mysite

class MyMemberExtension extends DataObjectDecorator {

	 * Define extra database fields
	 * Return an map where the keys are db, has_one, etc, and the values are
	 * additional fields/relations to be defined
	function extraStatics() {
		$fields = array(
			'db' => array(
				'MyExtraDBField' => 'Text'
			'has_one' => array(
			'defaults' => array(
				'MyExtraDBField' => 'awesome default text'
		return $fields;

	function updateCMSFields(FieldSet &$fields) {
		$fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Foobar', new TextField("MyExtraDBField", "My Extra DB Field"));

and then add the following line to your "mysite/_config.php"

DataObject::add_extension('Member', 'MyMemberExtension ');

i hope that is what you are searching for, and i hope it works, i kinda copied it from the Forum Module but didn't tested it

greetings <°(((-<


Community Member, 197 Posts

18 August 2010 at 12:09pm

Works perfectly, thanks!