I have set up a custom field in my admin grid. I am successfully executing following Observer:

namespace Qxs\OrderedItems\Observer;

class SetOrderAttribute implements \Magento\Framework\Event\ObserverInterface
     * @param \Magento\Framework\Event\Observer $observer
    public function execute(\Magento\Framework\Event\Observer $observer)
      $order = $observer->getOrder();
      return $this;

The observer is triggered on event: sales_order_save_before However the data is stored in the table sales_order and not in the table sales_order_grid .

As a result the order grid does not show the value. How can i edit the order data so it will be updated in sales_order_grid?


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Step 1 - Sync the column "my_column" between the sales_order and sales_order_grid tables . Add below code in your module's di.xml - Namespace/Modulename/etc/di.xml

<virtualType name="Magento\Sales\Model\ResourceModel\Order\Grid" type="Magento\Sales\Model\ResourceModel\Grid">
        <argument name="columns">
            <item name="my_column" xsi:type="string">sales_order.my_column</item>

Step 2 - Introduce the new column in sales_order_grid table. Use your module's UpradeSchema.php/InstallSchema.php class to add the new column

            'type' => \Magento\Framework\DB\Ddl\Table::TYPE_TEXT,
            'length' => 255,
            'nullable' => true,
            'comment' => 'My Column'

Magento 2.3.4 and later support below code Namespace/Modulename/etc/db_schema.xml

<?xml version="1.0"?>

<schema xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
    <table name="sales_order_grid" resource="sales" engine="innodb" comment="My Column">
        <column xsi:type="varchar" name="my_column" nullable="true" length="255" comment="My Column"/>

Step 3 - Add the column "my_column" (My Column) to the sales order grid. Namespace/Modulename/view/adminhtml/ui_component/sales_order_grid.xml

<listing xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:module:Magento_Ui:etc/ui_configuration.xsd">
<columns name="sales_order_columns">
    <column name="my_column">
        <argument name="data" xsi:type="array">
            <item name="config" xsi:type="array">
                <item name="filter" xsi:type="string">text</item>
                <item name="label" xsi:type="string" translate="true">My Column</item>
  • Only difference i see is the location of di.xml are you sure it goes etc and not etc/adminhtml ? Commented Mar 12, 2018 at 12:34
  • you can try with both, ideally it should be under etc/adminhtml.
    – Shireen N
    Commented Mar 12, 2018 at 12:40
  • I am not sure what happened now but it seems to work. I moved di.xml to the folder mentioned and used an early version of my observer. I am marking this as solved Commented Mar 12, 2018 at 12:41
  • Glad it worked!
    – Shireen N
    Commented Mar 12, 2018 at 12:42
  • I try this code, but the sales_order_grid table not updated, first, I try with the etc/adminhtml/di.xml and etc/di.xml. both is not working
    – senthil
    Commented Oct 10, 2018 at 10:30

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