How to add custom block after items block into order view page in magento

In order view page, add a custom block after any type of block. Here I show you, how you can create a block after items block. You can visit my previous post overwrite sales order view. So lets start.

Suppose namespace is “Exercise” and module name is “CustomSales”

Step 1 : Create a module config file into app/etc/modules/Exercise_CustomSales.xml


Step 2: Create a config file under app/code/local/Exercise/CustomSales/etc/config.xml


Step 3: Create a block app/code/local/Exercise/CustomSales/Block/Sales/Order/View/Custom.php

class Exercise_CustomSales_Block_Sales_Order_View_Custom extends Mage_Core_Block_Template

Step 4: Create a layout config file app/design/adminhtml/default/default/layout/exercise_customsales.xml

<layout version="0.1.0">
        <reference name="order_items">
            <action method="setTemplate"><template>customsales/sales/order/view/items.phtml</template></action>
            <block type="customsales/sales_order_view_custom" name="customsales_sales_order_view_custom" template="customsales/sales/order/view/custom.phtml"/>

Step 4: Copy sales/order/view/items.phtml into customsales/sales/order/view/items.phtml
Open this file and add one line code, look like,

<div class="grid np">
<br />
<?php echo $this->getChildHtml('customsales_sales_order_view_custom');?>

Step 5: Create a new file customsales/sales/order/view/custom.phtml, you can add your custom content. Clear cache and go to order view page.

Enjoy magento code!

3 thoughts on “How to add custom block after items block into order view page in magento

  1. I followed the steps and added the section in order view page. As I don’t know the magento structure in very detail manner so i have some questions,

    1. How to add custom field in the section and get saved on button click for that order?
    2. Where to add the save field value code and how to implement the relation between custom value and save code?

    Please let me know, it will be really helpful for me.


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