I have create a field English video and save to data in database but I can't set value in edit time

I have used this code for set value.

$fieldset->addField('title', 'text', array(
            'label'     => Mage::helper('ultimate_option')->__('English Video'),
            'id'  => 'option_english',
            'name'      => 'option_english',
            'after_element_html' => '<table id="modulename_tbl_data_English" cellspacing="0">
                                <button id="English" class="add" type="button" title="Add"><span><span><span>Add</span></span></span></button>
            'value'  => 'hello !!'         

but getting this blank result

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How can I set value for English text box at edit time.

  • can you show your full Form.php file? – MeenakshiSundaram R Jun 25 '15 at 13:14
  • @meenakshi I am using umc extension for create module I need multiple field for add video so I add this field extra by hardcode and save to db by insert query but in edit time i want to set value but I am unable to set normal value to this field – Pushpendra Singh Jun 25 '15 at 13:17

I assume you have after the form definitions something like this:




If you do, add this line above it:

if (!isset($data['option_english'])) {
    $data['option_english'] = 'Your default value here';
  • Where I use this code ? – Pushpendra Singh Jun 25 '15 at 13:23
  • In the same class, same method. After defining the form. If you don't have the line $form->setData($data); or $form->addData($data); add it and before it add the rest of the code I suggested. – Marius Jun 25 '15 at 13:40

somewhere in the code you might have called


Replace that line with:

$form->addValues(array('option_english'=> 'default_Value'));

For anyone looking and are working on 1.9 and have the below


You can do the following without having to edit your existing data, just above that code place:

if($model->getData('fieldName') == ""){
    $model->setData('fieldName', "yourValue");

Of course you can check isset and such but here is the basic version of setting defaults.

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