In Civicrm 5.4 and in current version in WP Sandbox, it seems that the 'Developer' tab is no longer shown. What is the replacement/suggested method for adding a column to reports now?


To view developer tab for the report the user will need 'CiviReport: view report sql' permission. This is new permission added in recent version of CiviCRM for broader access control.

You can set permission by navigating to CiviCRM >> Administer >> Users and Permissions >> Permissions (Access Control) >> WordPress Access Control



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  • This user is an Administrator (this is a WP site). Don't administrators by default have all perms? How do I set/select this permission, in current ACL settings this isn't clear to me.Thanks. – Lesley Evensen Sep 5 '19 at 16:24
  • I am an administrator and I am not seeing developer tab; in the WP sandbox (wpmaster.demo.civicrm.org) when I login as admin, I also don't see developer tabs in reports. – Lesley Evensen Sep 5 '19 at 16:36
  • The demo user on the wordpress sandbox does not actually have all admin permissions. In your own wordpress if you are a higher level admin you will see these settings at example.org/wp-admin/… – Demerit Sep 5 '19 at 18:21
  • You need to add permission for each role. The demo user don't have above permission hence you were not able to see the developer tab. I have updated my answer on how you can set permission – Pradeep Nayak Sep 5 '19 at 19:21
  • In this case, I am an Administrator, and while Wordpress Access Control section lists all particular permission for the roles for Author, Contributor, etc., the text does say that Admins have all perms ("NOTE: Super Admin and Administrator roles will have all permissions in CiviCRM.") and doesn't list Administrator at all for specific permissions. thanks anyway. – Lesley Evensen Sep 5 '19 at 22:29

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