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Is there a way to add a column to the control panel display of entries? I would strongly prefer to not write a plug-in for this. The contents in the column would be nothing more than a button that links to a URL containing the UID of the entry. Note, I am not using the Commerce plug-in here.

If I have to write a plug-in, what would be the simplest scaffold to use?

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A simple-ish way you could do this is by using the pre-parse field to parse {{ entry.uid }}.

This will then give you an extra column with the unique ID. You can then use Control panel JS to change that into a link/create a button. Something like:

$(document).ready(function() {
    Craft.elementIndex.on('updateElements ', function(data){
        if (data.target.$source.data('handle') == 'your-section-handle') {
            $('td[data-attr=field:your-field-id]').each(function(){
                <!-- JS code to change uid into link -->
            });
        }
    });
});

Replacing your-section-handle and your-field-id.

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  • Of course, there already is a UID column – so you could just use that instead of Pre-parse.
    – dmatthams
    Jul 23 at 9:40
  • Thanks, dmatthams. If I put the correct section handle and field ID in place, with no extra code, should this run without issue? I decided to just target the entry ID field (id), because I can build my button from that. $(document).ready(function() { Craft.elementIndex.on('updateElements ', function(data){ if (data.target.$source.data('handle') == 'test') { $('td[data-attr=field:id]').each(function(){ // }); } }); });
    – 4midori
    Jul 23 at 17:50

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