I am thinking to update is_required data to "1" for existing "Region" attribute code.

select * From eav_attribute where attribute_id = '28'

However, I am wondering what is the practice here. Is it simply creating SQL statement and update that specific record in setup script fine? Or perhaps there may be a better way.

  • Which region attribute? for order or address? Jan 24 '14 at 10:43
  • for order and address =)
    – Leongelis
    Jan 27 '14 at 3:24
  • ok I have already added code in below answer :) Jan 28 '14 at 5:53

Create sql script to update region attribute

/*** Update customer address attributes*/
$installer->updateAttribute('customer_address', 'region', 'is_required', true); 

/*** Update order address attributes*/
$installer->updateAttribute('order_address', 'region', 'is_required', true);  

I hope above code will help

  • Can you please explain it in deep with example.
    – Ami Kamboj
    Jun 20 '14 at 10:13

I am writing this updates is simply sharing my research and hope could help someone out there.


                     Create a Switchable Installer Script 
                     This class is incredibly handy in case you need different setup classes 

Custom Setup Class: Package_Module_Model_Resource_Setup

class Package_Module_Model_Resource_Setup extends Mage_Core_Model_Resource_Setup
    public function getCatalogResourceSetup()
        return new Mage_Catalog_Model_Resource_Setup('module_setup');
    public function getCustomerResourceSetup()
        return new Mage_Customer_Model_Resource_Setup('module_setup');
    public function getCustomerEntitySetup() 
        return new Mage_Customer_Model_Entity_Setup('module_setup');

Upgrade Script: mysql4-upgrade-0.0.1-0.0.2.php

/* @var $installer Package_Module_Model_Resource_Setup */
$installer = $this->getCustomerEntitySetup();

/*** Update customer address attributes*/
$installer->updateAttribute('customer_address', 'region', 'is_required', 1);


Hereby a great article that shared about 'Switchable Installer Script'. Source link: inchoo.net


Create sql update script and run updateAttribute function.

$installer = $this;
$installer->updateAttribute('entity_type', 'your_attribute_id', 'required', 1);

With this function you can update any attribute's property.


I was trying some scripts found, but the attribute still was required. The correct parameter is 'is_required' and not 'required'. $installer->updateAttribute('entity_type', 'your_attribute_id', 'is_required', 1);


Below code will update attribute using sql script

$installer = $this;
$this->updateAttribute('customer_address', 'region', 'is_required' ,1); 

you can find definition of updateAttribute() function in file app\code\core\Mage\Eav\Model\Entity\setup.php

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