someone could tell me if there's an event to observe when i update customer address (shipping and billing)? From frontend and backend. I need it to copy these addresses and putting them into another db.


  • there are two observer customer_address_save_before and customer_address_save_after you can use any of them
    – Keyul Shah
    Commented Feb 5, 2014 at 12:08

2 Answers 2


There is an event called customer_address_save_after which is used for afterAddressSave method in Mage_Customer_Model_Observer class.


Yes there's an event. But it's a dynamic event. So you have to open the file app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Abstract.php and put a Mage::log() inside the _beforeSave() function.

abstract class Mage_Core_Model_Abstract extends Varien_Object
         * Processing object before save data
         * @return Mage_Core_Model_Abstract
        protected function _beforeSave()
            if (!$this->getId()) {
            Mage::dispatchEvent('model_save_before', array('object'=>$this));
            Mage::dispatchEvent($this->_eventPrefix.'_save_before', $this->_getEventData());
            // Put a log here.
            return $this;

Then you can figure out the event.

  • I don't understand, what i have to log! what's the argument of Mage::log() ?
    – giovanni
    Commented Feb 5, 2014 at 13:39
  • Updated the answer
    – Sukeshini
    Commented Feb 5, 2014 at 16:01

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