I created a custom module.In grid if data is available then in action column edit option is there. If there is no data, then no edit option is displayed. So, I cannot enter into edit page if no data is available.
I cant use add new entry button. My requirement is to get the link in a grid column. I tried using a renderer but no luck.

namespace Vendor\Module\Block\Adminhtml\Data\Grid\Renderer;
class Link extends \Magento\Backend\Block\Widget\Grid\Column\Renderer\AbstractRenderer
public function render(\Magento\Framework\DataObject $row)
    $category = $row->getDataAllowed();
    if (empty($category))
        $value =  $row->getData($this->getColumn()->getIndex());
        return '<a href="http://www.google.com">New'.$value.'</a>';

and in customgrid.php I mention renderer also.

  $this->addColumn('action', array(
        'header' => __('Action'),
        'width' => '100',
        'type' => 'action',
        'getter' => 'getId',
        'renderer' => 'Vendor\Module\Block\Adminhtml\Data\Grid\Renderer\Link',
        'actions' => array(
                'caption' => __('Edit'),
                'url' => array('base' => 'vendor_module/Data/edit'),
                'field' => 'id'
        'filter' => false,
        'sortable' => false,
        'index' => 'stores',
        'is_system' => true,

The output should come like this enter image description here

  • using Ui components ? Or BlocK ?
    – Tushar
    Sep 6, 2018 at 17:16

1 Answer 1


In your Grid class add this method:

public function getEmptyText()
    $url = $this->getUrl('module/controller/new')
    return '<a href="'.$url.'">'.__('New record').'</a>';

replace module and controller with the real values from your module.

  • Thanks Marius but still I am not getting proper output. I edited my question by adding the image. Please help me thanks in advance.
    – Rising
    Nov 22, 2016 at 5:33

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