How to point all customer's addresses to one specific address? When a new customer is created, the address ID is assigned to the customer's shipping and billing, but it seems that the address' parent_id is set to the latest created customer. In other words I want to change the 1-to-1 --> 1-to-many in address-customer relationship with minimum impact on everything else.

I've done a trace in \Magento\Customer\Model\Address::setCustomerId($id) by

$e = new \Exception();
var_dump(explode("\n", $e->getTraceAsString()));die;

and got (first lines)

array(57) {
  string(131) "#0 /var/www/magento/magento2/sandbox/vendor/magento/framework/DataObject.php(207): Magento\Customer\Model\Address->setCustomerId(5)"
  string(158) "#1 /var/www/magento/magento2/sandbox/vendor/magento/module-customer/Model/Address.php(150): Magento\Framework\DataObject->setDataUsingMethod('customer_id', 5)"
  string(203) "#2 /var/www/magento/magento2/sandbox/vendor/magento/module-customer/Model/ResourceModel/AddressRepository.php(115): Magento\Customer\Model\Address->updateData(Object(Magento\Customer\Model\Data\Address))"
  string(222) "#3 /var/www/magento/magento2/sandbox/vendor/magento/module-customer/Model/ResourceModel/CustomerRepository.php(212): Magento\Customer\Model\ResourceModel\AddressRepository->save(Object(Magento\Customer\Model\Data\Address))"
  string(202) "#4 /var/www/magento/magento2/sandbox/vendor/magento/framework/Interception/Interceptor.php(74): Magento\Customer\Model\ResourceModel\CustomerRepository->save(Object(Magento\Customer\Model\Data\Customer), NULL)"

where would be the appropriate place, should I skip the setCustomer() or will it affect the address integrity?

I've also had to override \Sqli\User\Model\Quote\QuoteAddressValidator::validate($addressData) to skip the verification of if a cusomter's addressId references an address that have that customer in it's parent_id.

  • 1
    I tried to change some things, please need advice in the way of posting questions
    – medmek
    May 15, 2017 at 8:52
  • I had to override setCustomer() in \Magento\Customer\Model\Address, and getAddressesCollection() in \Magento\Customer\Model\Customer in order to get that specific address instead of the customer's own.
    – medmek
    May 23, 2017 at 15:49

1 Answer 1


in customer Model, I had to override here, from the source of the problem:

public function getAddressesCollection()
    if ($this->_addressesCollection === null) {
        $this->_addressesCollection = $this->getAddressCollection()->setCustomerFilter(
    return $this->_addressesCollection;

then I had to override address Model's setCustomer with something like

public function setCustomer(Customer $customer)
    if($customer->getParentCustomer() !== null){
        $this->_customer = $customer->getParentCustomer();
        return $this;
    return parent::setCustomer($customer);

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