I want to add a custom field to the review form in Magento. I have tried this but the data is not saved, it shows the field.


$fieldset->addField('email', 'text', array( // New field 1
'label' => Mage::helper('review')->__('Email'),
'required' => true,
'name' => 'email'


$fieldset->addField('nickname', 'text', array(
'label' => Mage::helper('review')->__('Nickname'),
'required' => true,
'name' => 'nickname'


        <li class="formlistreview">
            <label for="email_field" class="required"><em>*</em><?php echo $this->__('E-mail') ?></label>
            <div class="input-box">
                <input type="text" name="email" id="email_field" class="input-text required-entry" value="<?php echo $this->htmlEscape($data->getEmail()) ?>" />


protected function _afterSave(Mage_Core_Model_Abstract $object)
$detail = array(
'title' => $object->getTitle(),
'detail' => $object->getDetail(),
'nickname' => $object->getNickname(),
'email' => $object->getEmail(), // New field 1

What am I missing?

2 Answers 2


use $this instead of $object

protected function _afterSave(Mage_Core_Model_Abstract $object)
$detail = array(
'title' => $this->getTitle(),
'detail' => $this->getDetail(),
'nickname' => $this->getNickname(),
'email' => $this->getEmail(), // New field 1
  • @TejabhagavanKollepara dear check the error log what error their check for exception and etc what i can do from only url? Jan 12, 2017 at 12:46
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    The default code with $object worked for me, even for my custom field. I did however have to add the custom field as column to review_detail in my database. Nov 25, 2020 at 14:07

You need to do is add a column email in review_detail table. Then this issue would be resolved.

It's too old post, but it might help someone. So, i just figured out the solution.

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