I create a custom tab on the admin customer edit page. However what I want to do is get the customers email address to display on the page.

I tried to look for the code that produces the Account information tab but could not find it.

I tried something like in my app/design/adminhtml/default/default/template/customertab/tab.phtml however this seems to just break the page meaning just the first tab loads the rest of the page is blank white.

<div id="customer_info_tabs_customer_edit_tab_action_content">
<div class="entry-edit">
<div class="entry-edit-head">
<h4 class="icon-head head-edit-form fieldset-legend">Contact Customer</h4>
<div id="group_fields4" class="fieldset fieldset-wide">
<div class="hor-scroll">
<table class="form-list" cellspacing="0">
<td><?php echo $this->htmlEscape($this->getCustomer()->getEmail; ?> </td>
  • have you do any other code for this?then please put that..
    – Amit Bera
    May 7, 2015 at 0:21

1 Answer 1


The easiest way of getting email address in customer edit section (admin side) is shown below.

$customer = Mage::registry('current_customer');
$emailAddress =  $customer->getEmail();

Magento will register the customer whose details are editing via admin in the controller action itself (refer : Mage_Adminhtml_CustomerController::editAction()) and hence you can get the customer using Mage-Registry as I shown above and get the email address.

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