adding custom field to users?

Hi all,
I’d like to add a custom field to our users. Everyone using the CRM in our company will be a sales representative, and our AS400 has a unique number assigned to each of them. I’d like to add a sales_rep_id field to the users module in Suite CRM so that I can tie AS400 data to the right users. I’ve not found anything about doing this, though. Is it as simple as adding a column to the right table? Are there multiple tables I should worry about if that’s the route to take? I hesitate to touch the structure of the database because of upgrade concerns, but I’ll do it if that’s the recommended way. Thanks.


you should be able to add a field in :

Administration -> Studio ->Employees -> Fields ->

To create a new field, click Add Field. The label along with the other properties of the new field can be edited after creation by clicking the Field Name.

hope it helps,


Thank you! I’m not sure how I missed this, but I did. I’m glad this kind of change is so easy to make, and it looks like the Studio will be helpful in other areas as well.

One question though. I seem to have an odd problem, where something is appended to my field name. I type something like “salesperson_id” for a DB column name, but when I save my entry, the name is actually “salesperson_id_c”. It’s not a big deal, but I’m curious as to why it’s happening.


confirmed it adds _c at the field name

I would say that adding “_c” it’s a way to highlight the field has been custom made VS original standard fields

It would not show in the lablel anyway



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Thanks. As I said, it’s not a big deal, I just couldn’t figure out why it was happening. I thought I was doing something wrong. Having _C mean “custom” makes a lot of sense, and I’m glad to know this is expected behavior.