Add new column to table in administration


This article will give a brief explanation on how to add a new column to an existing table in the administration. In this example, the product list table will be extended.


This HowTo does not explain how to create a new plugin for Shopware 6. Head over to our developer guide to learn creating a plugin at first.

Injecting into the administration

The main entry point to customize the administration via plugin is the main.js file. It has to be placed into a <plugin root>/src/Resources/app/administration/src directory in order to be found by Shopware 6.

Your main.js file then needs to override the Vue component using the override method of our ComponentFactory.

The first parameter matches the component to override, the second parameter is an object containing the actually overridden properties, including a new template for the component if necessary. Since the columns of a table are defined in javascript, you don't have to extend the twig template here.

Shopware.Component.override('sw-product-list', {
    computed: {
        productColumns() {
            let columns = this.getProductColumns();

                property: '',
                dataIndex: '',
                label: 'Manufacturer ID',
                inlineEdit: 'string',
                allowResize: true,
                align: 'left'

            return columns;

In this case, the sw-product-list component is overridden, which reflects the product list table. As mentioned above, the columns are defined in javascript. This is done via the computed property productColumns, which is the method that has to be overridden in order to add a new column.

You might have noticed, that the manufacturer's ID is to be displayed in the new column.

Loading the JS files

As mentioned above, Shopware 6 is looking for a main.js file in your plugin. Its contents get minified into a new file named after your plugin and will be moved to the public directory of the Shopware 6 root directory. Given this plugin would be named "AdministrationNewColumn", the minified javascript code for this example would be located under <plugin root>/src/Resources/public/administration/js/administration-new-column.js, once you run the command ./psh.phar administration:build in your shopware root directory. Note: Your plugin has to be activated for this to work. Make sure to also include that file when publishing your plugin! A copy of this file will then be put into the directory <shopware root>/public/bundles/administrationnewcolumn/administration/js/administration-new-column.js.

The latter javascript file has to be injected into the template by your plugin as well for production environments. In order to do this, create a new file called index.html.twig here: <plugin root>/src/Resources/views/administration/

{% sw_extends 'administration/index.html.twig' %}

{% block administration_scripts %}
    {{ parent() }}
    <script type="text/javascript" src="{{ asset('bundles/administrationnewcolumn/administration/js/administration-new-column.js') }}"></script>
{% endblock %}

Your minified javascript file will now be loaded in production environments.

In the next step, you might want to have a look at our explanation on how to extend a module to show a new field, e.g. on the product's detail page.


There's a GitHub repository available, containing this example source. Check it out here.

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