I am using Mangeto 1.9.1

I am trying to display some custom product attributes in the admin sales order view page. If i have to point it more, i am talking about this page: www.yourmagentostore.com/index.php/admin/sales_order/view/order_id/3/key/271c3dbb00b40c759098c70844b42e58/

So there i found a table which display the name of the purchased product.

I need something simple, i need to display below this name the custom attribute.

Here is the code that i found for this tablle:

    <?php $_items = $this->getItemsCollection() ?>
    <?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; ?>

This code is located: app\design\adminhtml\default\default\template\sales\order\view\items.phtml

This bunch of code is holding the table with the name, price and such of the product. So that's what making me think that i have to add somehow here the code for the custom attribute so i can display it.

The name of the custom attribute is ext_image

As i display the custom variable in the product view page:

$_product = $this->getProduct();
echo $_product->getExtImage(); 

When i execute this code in the admin sales order view page it's not displaying the custom attribute.. So guys can you please help me display this custom attribute in this page ?


2 Answers 2


The template file for the "name" column in the sales backend is app/design/adminhtml/default/sales/items/column/name.phtml

Working with that file, you will be able to what you are after.

To avoid core changes, i'd suggest creating a module with a layout update

        <reference name="order_items"> 
            <action method="addColumnRender">
            <action method="addColumnRender">

You can also attach this override to other adminhtml_sales layouts, using the same reference/action methods above...

<adminhtml_sales_order_invoice_new /> <adminhtml_sales_order_invoice_updateqty /> <adminhtml_sales_order_invoice_view /> (use invoice_items reference for this layout) <adminhtml_sales_order_shipment_new /> <adminhtml_sales_order_shipment_view /> (use shipment_items reference for this layout) <adminhtml_sales_order_creditmemo_new /> <adminhtml_sales_order_creditmemo_updateqty /> <adminhtml_sales_order_creditmemo_view /> (use creditmemo_items reference for this layout)

Hope that helps

  • you proberly also need to load the product attribute data if it's not already loaded into the $_product object You can do the following... Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->load($_product->getId())->getMyAttribute() or (may not work) try preloading the attribute by setting "Used in Product Listing" to "yes"
    – Matthew
    Commented Jul 26, 2014 at 0:30
  • No it seems the app/adminhtml/default/sales/items/columns/name.phtml is not the file which brings up the name in www.yourmagentostore.com/index.php/admin/sales_order/view/order_id/3/key/271c3dbb00b40c759098c70844b42e58/ page column... Please help!
    – Venelin
    Commented Jul 26, 2014 at 19:39
  • correct pathname is app/design/adminhtml/default/sales/items/column/name.phtml
    – Matthew
    Commented Jul 27, 2014 at 9:11

once you have created your module you should be able to use this to get the required attribute in app/adminhtml/default/sales/items/columns/name.phtml

<?php $product = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->loadByAttribute('sku', $_item->getSku(), array('yourattribute')); echo $product->getYourAttribute(); ?>

i put it after:

<div><strong><?php echo $this->helper('sales')->__('SKU') ?>:</strong> <?php echo implode('<br />', Mage::helper('catalog')->splitSku($this->htmlEscape($this->getSku()))); ?></div>

on about line 35.

Hope this helps i spent 2 days trying to get it right.

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