I am using Magento1.9.2.4 I want to add 4 field one of them id selectbox. And I want to load the options for that from another custom module's table, How can I achieve this. And yes I want to save the 3 other fields value in other custom table. Please Suggest how can I do this.

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To add dropdown field in admin and get its option from another table-

in your modules form.php add code

 $fieldset->addField('column_name', 'select', array(
            'label' => Mage::helper('module_name')->__('Custom Label'),
            'required' => true,
            'name' => 'column_name',
            'disabled' => true,
            'values' => Mage::getModel('module_name/model_name')->getOptionArray()

Now in your model file add function

public function getOptionArray() {
        $Collections = Mage::getModel('another_module_name/another_module_name')->getCollection();

   //it is the collection of your another custom module

    $options = array();
    $options[] = array('label' => 'Please Select', 'value' => '');
    foreach ($Collections as $key => $value) {

        $options[] = array(
            'label' => $value['label_you_want_to_set'],
            'value' => $value['value_you_want_to_set']
    return $options;
  • Thanks. I'll try this. And Accept it as solution if it works for me.
    – Yogita
    Commented Oct 27, 2016 at 5:50
  • My Other Module's fields whose values I want is an text field not select type.
    – Yogita
    Commented Oct 27, 2016 at 7:14

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