I want to get fullname of customers in magento back-end server.

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I already brought the first name in index "NAME" and i want to join the lastname after first name.

protected function _prepareCollection()

protected function _prepareCollection()
    $collection = Mage::getResourceModel('customer/customer_collection')
        ->joinAttribute('billing_postcode', 'customer_address/postcode', 'default_billing', null, 'left')
        ->joinAttribute('billing_city', 'customer_address/city', 'default_billing', null, 'left')
        ->joinAttribute('billing_telephone', 'customer_address/telephone', 'default_billing', null, 'left')
        ->joinAttribute('billing_region', 'customer_address/region', 'default_billing', null, 'left')
        ->joinAttribute('billing_country_id', 'customer_address/country_id', 'default_billing', null, 'left');


    return parent::_prepareCollection();

protected function _prepareColumns()

$this->addColumn('name', array(
        'header'    => Mage::helper('customer')->__('Name'),
        'index'     => 'firstname'

How can i combine the first name and last name? Could you let me know. Thank you

  • **Beginner solution **- By adding 'renderer' attr, you can merge the text!
    – 3CE
    Jan 27, 2017 at 17:13

1 Answer 1


User renderer

$this->addColumn('name', array(
        'header'    => Mage::helper('customer')->__('Name'),
        'index'     => 'firstname',
        'renderer'  => 'Namespace_Modulename_Block_Renderer_Name',

In you renderer block

<?php class Namespace_Modulename_Block_Renderer_Name extends Mage_Adminhtml_Block_Widget_Grid_Column_Renderer_Abstract 

                 public function render(Varien_Object $row) { 

                     return $row->getFirstname.' '.$row->getLastname;


  • it is totallllllly work thank you!!!!!!!!
    – 3CE
    Feb 7, 2017 at 19:54
  • 1
    @3CE if it is working kindly mark as accepted solution so it can help other fellow community user Feb 8, 2017 at 4:36

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