Magento 2 customer attributes are a powerful feature in Magento Enterprise that allows the shop owner to create your attributes for various purposes, such as gathering more information from potential customers. Moreover, adding custom attributes to the customer grid can increase the chance to grab the right insights of your customers.
However, when searching for “Magento create customer attribute” or “Magento add attributes to the customer,” you might be disappointed that the customer attributes are only available on the enterprise edition. The community edition didn’t support the customer attribute system yet.
However, it is still better to clearly understand Magento 2 customer attributes in the enterprise edition. Let’s glide down and explore the complete guide A to Z to adding custom attributes to your Magento 2 store!
What Are Customer Attributes?
Customer attributes are all the information associated with customers and appear as fields in front-end forms. Admin uses this information for customer management and order fulfillment.
Depending on your business, you may need to add more fields to the one provided by Magento.
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How to Create a New Customer Attribute in EE
Go to Stores ⇒ Attributes ⇒ Customer ⇒ Click Add New Attribute button.
1. Attribute Properties
Default Label: Enter the name of the attribute.
Attribute Code: Enter the code for an attribute. The code must begin with a letter, use lowercase letters (a-z) and number (0-9), less than 30 characters, and use underscore for space (_).
Ex: company_name, position_in_company
Input Type: Decide the type of input (text field, text area…)
Default Value: Enter a default value.
Input Validation: Set the type of data that is correct to enter into the field.
Input/Output Filter: Apply a filter to the input type. Choose one of the 3 options:
- Note: Does not apply a filter to the text entered into the field.
- Strip HTML Tags: Removes HTML tags from the text.
- Escape HTML Entities: Converts special characters found in the text to a valid HTML escape sequence.
Add to Column Options: Choose Yes to include the column in the Customer grid.
Use in Filter Options: Choose Yes to filter the Customers grid by the attribute.
Use in Search Options: Choose Yes to search the Customers grid by the attribute.
Use in Customer Segment: Choose Yes to make the attribute available to customer segments.
2. Storefront Properties
Show on Storefront: Choose Yes to make the attribute visible to customers.
Sort Order: Set the order of appearance.
Forms to Use: Include the attribute in the following forms: Customer Registration, Customer Account Edit, and Admin Checkout.
3. Attribute Labels/Options
Here is a list of default Magento 2 attributes.
How to Add Attribute to Customer Registration Page?
1. The benefits of using custom attributes in registration fields
Understanding more about your customers help store owner develops a suitable marketing strategy.
However, just using the default attributes such as first name, last name, email, gender… won’t be enough to fulfil the store owner’s request for collecting additional information.
Therefore, you should follow the above guide to create new customer custom attributes to Magento 2 and add them to the Customer Registration page and Customer Account Edit page for easy and effective customer data collection.
Here is an example for you.
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2. Step-by-step on Adding Custom Registration Fields
- Create new customer attributes in the admin panel
Enter the attribute label, select the input type (text field, text area, multiple lines, date, dropdown, multiple select, yes/no, file attachment, image field), and add the new attribute to Customer Registration and Customer Account Edit.
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- Specify values for the new attribute
- Add A new custom field on the Customer Registration page.
- Add A new custom field on the Customer Account Edit page.
- Add the custom field value to the Customer grid.
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Magento 2 Customer Attributes Extension
[Updated News]: Customer Attributes for Magento 2 Extension Newly Launched on BSSCommerce
Magento 2 Community Edition didn’t support adding extra attributes to the Registration Form. This function is only available for Enterprise Edition, so BSSCommerce has newly launched the Customer Custom Attributes extension for Magento 2 to meet the demand of Community users. You can also read this blog to understand the extension better.
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Magento 2 customer attributes extension provides all the necessary functions for creating extra fields and adding them to any Sign-up Form position. Besides eight different input types, this extension also supports multiple store views when creating new customer attributes.
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