How to view ID field in Leads list menu?

Hi Everyone,
Can someone please help me im new on SuiteCRM. the problem im facing is that im unable to view the ID field in Leads, only name shows there, i can only see id in url or mysql leads table. Therefore i want to see the leads ID in my leads view and also want to change the auto increment format like 6 or 7 digit number is it possible? please reply>>

Welcome @Fakhrfar!

It is possible to accomplish that but not quite easy.
Instead you may create an autoincrement field on Leads and display it in the layouts. An autoincrement field is basically a Interger field (length 11) to be created through Extended vardefs with some additional attributes.
Take a look at cache/modules/Cases/Casevardefs.php and search for ‘case_number’.
You have to create the field “lead_number” and the index “leadsnumk”:

$dictionary[‘Lead’][‘fields’][‘lead_number’] = array(
‘name’ => ‘lead_number’,
‘vname’ => ‘LBL_NUMBER’,
‘type’ => ‘int’,
‘readonly’ => true,
‘len’ => 11,
‘required’ => true,
‘auto_increment’ => true,
‘unified_search’ => true,
‘full_text_search’ => array (
‘boost’ => 3,
‘duplicate_merge’ => ‘disabled’,
‘disable_num_format’ => true,
‘studio’ => array (
‘quickcreate’ => false,
‘inline_edit’ => false,

$dictionary[‘Lead’][‘indices’][‘number’] = array (
‘name’ => ‘casesnumk’,
‘type’ => ‘unique’,
‘fields’ => array (

$dictionary[‘Lead’][‘indices’][] = array (
‘name’ => ‘lead_number’,
‘type’ => ‘index’,
‘fields’ => array (

Remember to run Quick Repair and Rebuild after creating the extended vardefs.


Hi, Andopes
Thanks for the reply i have created the field in studio with auto increment but it starts form Id 1,2,3 what i
need is to define my own number series consist of 5 or 6 digit number i.e 456723 how can i accomplish this?

So you don’t need an autoincrement field as you asked at your topic, right?
So you just need to create a regular Integer field.