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Today I came across the requirement in which I have to add the field in subpanel using manifest.

I have "Student" module which is related with the "Subject" module. Subject subpanel is displayed under the "Student" module. I have requirement to add field in "Subject" subpanel through Manifest.

(1) Write the following code into post_install.php.

function post_install() {

    //Define all the fields for subpanel
    $addFieldsToSubpanel = array(
        'subject_short_code' => array(
            'name' => 'subject_short_code',
            'label' => 'LBL_SUBJECT_SHORT_CODE',
            'enabled' => true,
            'default' => true,

    $subpanelLayoutFields = array();
    //Loop through all the fields we want to add in subpanel
    foreach ($addFieldsToSubpanel as $key => $field) {
        $subpanelLayoutFields[$key] = $field;
    addField2Subpanel('UT_Student', 'ut_student_ut_subject', $subpanelLayoutFields);

 * This function add field into subpanel.
 * @param string $parentModule. Name of the module in which subpanel exist.
 * @param string $subpanelName. Name of the relationship field.
 * @param array $layoutFields. Array of the field(s) defination to include in subpanel.
 * @param string $view. Name of the view, by default it is "listview".
 * @save field in subpanel.
function addField2Subpanel($parentModule, $subpanelName, $layoutFields, $view = 'listview') {
    echo "Updating subpanel $subpanelName under the $parentModule module.";
    $parser = ParserFactory::getParser($view, $parentModule, null, $subpanelName);

    if (!$parser) {
        $GLOBALS['log']->fatal("No parser found for $module | $view");

    foreach ($layoutFields as $field => $field_def) {
        $parser->_viewdefs['panels'][0]['fields'][] = $field_def;
        echo ("$field field added to $subpanelName subpanel under the $parentModule module.");


(2) Do "Quick Repair & Rebuild" from admin.







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