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Magento How to Programmatically Create Customer Attribute

Step 1: Define Function

Magento I (2007 - 2014)

<?xml version='1.0'?> <config>   <modules>     <MageCheck_CustomerAttribute>       <version>0.1.0</version>     </MageCheck_CustomerAttribute>   </modules>   <global>     <resources>       <MageCheck_CustomerAttribute_setup>         <setup>           <module>MageCheck_CustomerAttribute</module>           <class>Mage_Eav_Model_Entity_Setup</class>         </setup>       </MageCheck_CustomerAttribute_setup>     </resources>   </global> </config>

File path: app/code/local/MageCheck/CustomerAttribute/etc/config.xml

Magento 2 Open Source (2014 onward)

namespace MageCheck\Tutorial\Setup; use Magento\Eav\Setup\EavSetupFactory; use Magento\Framework\Setup\UpgradeDataInterface; use Magento\Framework\Setup\ModuleContextInterface; use Magento\Framework\Setup\ModuleDataSetupInterface; use Magento\Eav\Model\Config; use Magento\Customer\Model\Customer; class UpgradeData implements UpgradeDataInterface {   private $eavSetupFactory;   private $eavConfig;   public function __construct(     EavSetupFactory $eavSetupFactory,     Config $eavConfig   ){     $this->eavSetupFactory = $eavSetupFactory;     $this->eavConfig= $eavConfig;   }   public function upgrade(ModuleDataSetupInterface $setup, ModuleContextInterface $context)   {     $setup->startSetup();     if (version_compare($context->getVersion(), '1.0.1', '<')) {       $this->createCustomerAttribute($setup);     }     $setup->endSetup();   }   public function createCustomerAttribute($setup)   {     // ...   } }

Step 2: Create Function

Magento I (2007 - 2014)

$installer = $this; $installer->startSetup(); $customerEntityTypeId = $installer->getEntityTypeId('customer'); $attributeCode = 'attribute_code'; $installer->removeAttribute($customerEntityTypeId, $attributeCode); $installer->addAttribute('customer', $attributeCode, [   'type' => 'varchar',   'input' => 'text',   'label' => 'Attribute Name',   'global' => true,   'visible' => false,   'required' => false,   'user_defined' => true,   'visible_on_front' => false ]); $usedInCustomerAddressForms = [   'adminhtml_customer', '  customer_account_create' ]; $attribute = Mage::getSingleton('eav/config')->getAttribute('customer', $attributeCode); $attribute->setData('used_in_forms', $usedInCustomerAddressForms); $attribute->save(); $this->endSetup();

File path: app/code/local/MageCheck/CustomerAttribute/sql/MageCheck_CustomerAttribute_setup/mysql4-install-0.1.0.php

Magento 2 Open Source (2014 onward)

public function createCustomerAttribute($setup) {   $eavSetup = $this->eavSetupFactory->create(['setup' => $setup]);   $eavSetup->addAttribute(     \Magento\Customer\Model\Customer::ENTITY, 'custom_extension',     [       'type' => 'varchar',       'label' => 'Customer Attribute',       'input' => 'text',       'required' => false,       'visible' => true,       'user_defined' => true,       'position' => 100,       'system' => false     ]   );   $sampleAttribute = $this->eavConfig->getAttribute(Customer::ENTITY, 'custom_extension');   $sampleAttribute->save(); }
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