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Expression Engine – Extension to Show Custom Fields in Edit Tab (by Label)

An extension that showed custom fields in the edit had already been developed and was readily available on the EE forums.  However, I needed to mod this extension a bit to be based on field label instead of field id.  Functionally this allowed me to grab custom fields in different custom field sets and display them in the same column.  The use case for this was as follows.  I had multiple custom field sets, the user was entering the title in German and I wanted to be able to see a title in english.  So I added a field to each custom field set with the same label “english_title”.  I used that to pull the English title in the edit tab (so if I needed to find something I could, see as I don’t speak German). 

Download: ext.edit_custom_field_by_label.zip

To use the extension, install the files in their standard locations, enable and then edit the settings (fill in your field with the appropriate field label).

If you have any problems feel free to leave a comment and I’ll help you when I can.

  • Richard

    Hi Chris,

    Great mod! A question; how do you set more than one custom field to be filtered?

    Thanks!

    — R.

  • keith

    What would be the code to include the 'State' information also?

  • http://nicolasbottari.com Nicolas Bottari

    I was wondering if this extension is similar to an extension I recently developed, NB Show custom field data (http://expressionengine.com/forums/viewthread/126511/). I am actually using it for the same reason as you, on multilingual sites 🙂
    Also, is this extension compatible with EE 1.6.8? A quick test generated the extra cell in the Edit section, but with no content. Thanks.

  • http://nicolasbottari.com Nicolas Bottari

    Actually, I just figured out how to display the cell. Thanks.

  • Patrick

    Rad. (Haven't tested this yet)

  • http://optimadesign.co.uk Ben

    This is a fantastic extention.. however, how can I display multiple coloums? Anyone know?

    Cheers!

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