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Adding a field to a module via installable module

Question asked by Caim Astraea on Feb 9, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 11, 2016 by Caim Astraea


I'm using sugar 7.6.1 ~

Trying to follow info found online ,


Add Fields to Existing Layouts in Sugar 7


I'm trying to make a simple test by adding a custom field to the accounts module however not managing to get it to show up.

I have a post_install script in the module that looks like

function post_install()
    // Debug point - checking to see if get to post_install script
    echo "Made it to the post_install script.<br />";

    // Use the ParserFactory to edit the view arrays
    // Fetch the existing view into an array called $view_array
    $view_array = ParserFactory::getParser('detailview','Accounts');
    // Declare the additional content 
    $new_content = array
        0 => array
            0 => array
                'name' => 'testfield_c',
                'label' => 'LBL_TESTFIELD',
                'type' => 'varchar',

    // Add the new content to the desired section of the view array
    $view_array->_viewdefs['panels']['LBL_RECORDVIEW_PANEL1'] = $new_content;
    //Save the layout


and a en_us.lang.php that contains the metadata


$mod_strings = array ('LBL_RECORDVIEW_PANEL1' => 'Accounts');


What else am I missing ? Where should I see this field pop up , normally on the first tab of the record view?