How can I add a column to the grid in the Admin section under Sales > Orders?

enter image description here


4 Answers 4


Inchoo wrote a great article on extending the order grid. And on the Atwix blog there's an article on adding a column from a different table.

The Inchoo blog post basically extends it with a custom extension. In case you're not familiar with writing your own extension I'd suggest you take a loot at Alan Storms tutorial or the one from Magento 4U.

You will be rewriting the Mage_Adminhtml_Order_Grid block class adding a column to the _prepareColumns method and extending the _prepareCollection method with your custom field


Its a 2 step simple process. (for ex. i want to add Email Address and Order City in this order grid).
Copy this core file to you local first in same directory. app/code/core/Mage/Adminhtml/Block/Sales/Order/Grid.php

Step 1 : Add following line of code in function _prepareColumns()

$this->addColumn('email', array(
        'header'    => Mage::helper('catalog')->__('Customer Email'),
        'index'     => 'email',
        'type' => 'text'
$this->addColumn('city', array(
        'header'    => Mage::helper('catalog')->__('Order From City'),
        'index'     => 'city',
        'type' => 'text'

Step 2 : Add following line of code in function _prepareCollection()

$collection->getSelect()->join('sales_flat_order_address', 'main_table.entity_id = sales_flat_order_address.parent_id' ,array('email'=> 'email', 'city'=> 'city' ));
$collection->addFieldToFilter('sales_flat_order_address.address_type', array('eq' => 'billing'));

The overall query will be like:

SELECT main_table.*, sales_flat_order_address.email AS customer_email, sales_flat_order_address.city FROM sales_flat_order_grid AS main_table INNER JOIN sales_flat_order_address ON main_table.entity_id = sales_flat_order_address.parent_id WHERE (sales_flat_order_address.address_type = 'billing')

Modify the code according to your need.
Hope that helps.


You can use my answer from a previous post on Add Column to a grid (observer) - Column ‘store_id’ in where clause is ambiguous issue to add extra columns to the Sales Order grid thru an observer.


Rewrites are so yesterday ;)

You can do this using events. See a previous answer here:

Add Company column to Customers Admin Grid with Observer

which also includes a way to adjust the filters.

You simply need to adjust the grid you are targeting in the first bit of code:

if ($event->getBlock() instanceof
            ) {

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.