What is the best way to load Customer by custom attribute? I create custom module. What should I overwrite?

  • Model/Customer
  • Model/ResourceModel/Customer
  • Model/ResourceModel/CustomerRepository

What is the best way?

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We should try with Service Contracts Layer.

Take a look: vendor/magento/module-backend/Model/Search/Customer::load()

    $searchFields = ['firstname', 'lastname', 'company'];
    $filters = [];
    foreach ($searchFields as $field) {
        $filters[] = $this->filterBuilder
            ->setValue($this->getQuery() . '%')
    $searchCriteria = $this->searchCriteriaBuilder->create();
    $searchResults = $this->customerRepository->getList($searchCriteria);

We can use Magento\Customer\Api\CustomerRepositoryInterface::getList() to retrieve customers which match a specified criteria.

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