TO show a custom attribute

I have created a custom attribute now i want to show it on in Items Ordered section for every product in sales -> order section.

root\app\design\adminhtml\default\default\template\sales\order\view\items.phtml i found that above file shows the name Like Product, items Status and all

and the data is i think coming from below code

 <?php $i=0;foreach ($_items as $_item):?>
            <?php if ($_item->getParentItem()) continue; else $i++;?>
            <tbody class="<?php echo $i%2?'even':'odd' ?>">
                <?php echo $this->getItemHtml($_item) ?>
                <?php echo $this->getItemExtraInfoHtml($_item) ?>
        <?php endforeach; ?>

Now from here i have no idea from where the data is populated in that tabs.

<?php echo "custom_attribute".$_order->getData('custom_attribute'); ?>

even this code shows nothing.

if I print_r($_item); the $_item in


i can clearly see the custom_attribute but dont no how to show .

weee_tax_applied_row_amnt] => 0.0000
            [base_weee_tax_applied_row_amount] => 0.0000
            [weee_tax_applied_amount] => 0.0000
            [weee_tax_applied_row_amount] => 0.0000
            [weee_tax_applied] => a:0:{}
            [weee_tax_disposition] => 0.0000
            [weee_tax_row_disposition] => 0.0000
            [base_weee_tax_disposition] => 0.0000
            [base_weee_tax_row_disposition] => 0.0000
            [custom_attribute] => customattr

I found that echo $this->getColumnHtml($_item, 'name'); this line gave product name and sku but if i do same with my attribute name as below. nothing is shown.

echo $this->getColumnHtml($_item, 'custom_attribute');

1 Answer 1


Finally i found the solution. So posting as answer.

1) First i created a custom_attribute
2) To save my custom_attribute in sales_flat_order_item i found this link https://www.atwix.com/magento/custom-product-attribute-quote-order-item/

3)To check we can print_r($items); in this file C:\xampp\htdocs\m1\app\design\adminhtml\default\default\template\sales\order\view\items\renderer\default.phtml

4) To show the value of custom_attribute i used <?php echo"<b>HSN :</b>".$_item->getcuctomAttrNameHere(); ?>

May be this will not be a good solution , but to reach this point it took my day.

  • Good job Saurabh. it will be useful like us. Jun 17, 2017 at 12:33

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