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I am totally new to Magento. Still learning, so I am confused about where to start off when I have to do something new.

I have to add just another input field in the checkout that gets saved in the order and displayed in the back-end.

So can someone give me directions? It can probably be implemented in an existing extension, but I don’t really have a clue. Any help and explanation will be greatly appreciated.

UPDATE: For example, I need to take the number of the customer (when he places and order/checks out), save this number and display it in the Order view in the back-end.

What I suppose needs to be done is that I have to fetch this number from the front-end, fire an event which will call a function (from the Observer class) that will set the value of this fetched number into the field in the back-end. But before all that I guess I have to install a script to add this "Customer Number" field in the Order view in the back-end.

  • What have you tried so far, any tutorials, code, extensions r something like that? Your question is a bit broad. What should this field do, where do you need it: billing step or review, etc. Please provide some more info to narrow the question down – Sander Mangel Oct 2 '13 at 9:51
  • @SanderMangel - I updated my post. :) – Syspect Oct 2 '13 at 11:42
  • Great, I think @KeyurShah already posted some usefull links for you – Sander Mangel Oct 2 '13 at 11:45

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