Earlier add a new custom attribute biography_desc was added for customer:

$installer = $this;

$installer->addAttribute("customer", "biography_desc", array(
    "type" => "text",
    "backend" => "",
    "label" => "Biography",
    "input" => "textarea",
    "source" => "",
    "visible" => true,
    "required" => false,
    "default" => "",
    "frontend" => "",
    "unique" => false,
    "note" => ""


$attribute = Mage::getSingleton("eav/config")->getAttribute("customer", "biography_desc");

$used_in_forms = array();

$used_in_forms[] = "adminhtml_customer";
$used_in_forms[] = "customer_account_edit";
$attribute->setData("used_in_forms", $used_in_forms)
    ->setData("is_used_for_customer_segment", true)
    ->setData("is_system", 0)
    ->setData("is_user_defined", 1)
    ->setData("is_visible", 1)
    ->setData("sort_order", 100);

Now, i had to make it store dependent, so that i could add description on differnet languages: en, fr и etc.

For products this is not a problem, because table eav_entity_text has a field store_id. And all examples where it requires to do such things work on products.

Please advice how to solve this problem,now i can see only one solution json or create attributes biography_desc_en, biography_desc_fr etc.

1 Answer 1


You can extend Mage_Customer so that it does the same as Mage_Catalog and you can have store specific attributes.

Beside this you are right. Either create one attribute per store view or find a way to put it all in one.

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