I am trying to create and save the Customer Address custom attribute for these I have created the module and it's successfully created and showing backend (adminhtml), But frontend not showing.

My code is:


namespace Learning\CA\Setup;

use Magento\Customer\Setup\CustomerSetupFactory;
use Magento\Customer\Model\Customer;
use Magento\Eav\Model\Entity\Attribute\Set as AttributeSet;
use Magento\Eav\Model\Entity\Attribute\SetFactory as AttributeSetFactory;
use Magento\Framework\Setup\InstallDataInterface;
use Magento\Framework\Setup\ModuleContextInterface;
use Magento\Framework\Setup\ModuleDataSetupInterface;

 * @codeCoverageIgnore
class InstallData implements InstallDataInterface

     * @var CustomerSetupFactory
    protected $customerSetupFactory;

     * @var AttributeSetFactory
    private $attributeSetFactory;

     * @param CustomerSetupFactory $customerSetupFactory
     * @param AttributeSetFactory $attributeSetFactory
    public function __construct(
        CustomerSetupFactory $customerSetupFactory,
        AttributeSetFactory $attributeSetFactory
    ) {
        $this->customerSetupFactory = $customerSetupFactory;
        $this->attributeSetFactory = $attributeSetFactory;

    public function install(ModuleDataSetupInterface $setup, ModuleContextInterface $context)

        $customerSetup = $this->customerSetupFactory->create(['setup' => $setup]);

        if (version_compare($context->getVersion(), '2.1.0', '<')) {

            $customerEntity = $customerSetup->getEavConfig()->getEntityType('customer_address');
            $attributeSetId = $customerEntity->getDefaultAttributeSetId();

            $attributeSet = $this->attributeSetFactory->create();
            $attributeGroupId = $attributeSet->getDefaultGroupId($attributeSetId);

            $customerSetup->addAttribute('customer_address', 'dummy_nav_customer_id', [
                'type' => 'varchar',
                'label' => 'Nav Customer ID',
                'input' => 'text',
                'required' => false,
                'visible' => true,
                'user_defined' => true,
                'sort_order' => 1000,
                'position' => 1000,
                'system' => 0,

            $attribute = $customerSetup->getEavConfig()->getAttribute('customer_address', 'dummy_nav_customer_id')
                    'attribute_set_id' => $attributeSetId,
                    'attribute_group_id' => $attributeGroupId,
                    'used_in_forms' => ['adminhtml_customer_address', 'customer_address_edit', 'customer_register_address'],



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And it's showing while debugging my code, after saving customer address see below pic.

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Why it's not showing frontend? My code is wrong?

  • Are you have this code in github? I have the same problem but I can not solve. Sorry about my english, I don't write very well. – Lucas Quintela Sep 19 '18 at 12:51
  • This does not really answer the question. If you have a different question, you can ask it by clicking Ask Question. You can also add a bounty to draw more attention to this question once you have enough reputation. - From Review – Rama Chandran M Sep 19 '18 at 13:20

Customer Address edit form won't automatically generate custom attribute. You have to override template file vendor/magento/module-customer/view/frontend/templates/address/edit.phtml to show it in frontend.

E.g., override template in theme:

  • Copy vendor/magento/module-customer/view/frontend/templates/address/edit.phtml to app/design/frontend/[Vendor] /[theme]/Magento_Customer/templates/address/edit.phtml

  • Add this to new template:

    <div class="field dummy_nav_customer_id">
        <label class="label" for="dummy_nav_customer_id"><span><?php echo $block->escapeHtml(__('Nav Customer ID')) ?></span></label>
        <div class="control">
            <input type="text" name="dummy_nav_customer_id" value="<?php echo $this->helper(\Magento\Framework\EscapeHelper::class)->escapeHtmlAttr($block->getAddress()->getCustomAttribute('dummy_nav_customer_id')->getValue()) ?>" title="<?php echo $this->helper(\Magento\Framework\EscapeHelper::class)->escapeHtmlAttr(__('Nav Customer ID')) ?>" class="input-text <?php echo $this->helper(\Magento\Framework\EscapeHelper::class)->escapeHtmlAttr($this->helper(\Magento\Customer\Helper\Address::class)->getAttributeValidationClass('dummy_nav_customer_id')) ?>" id="dummy_nav_customer_id">
  • I am getting fatal error : Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to a member function getValue() on null in – Sheshgiri Anvekar Feb 26 at 19:21
  • @SheshgiriAnvekar If your custom attribute is not set, getCustomAttribute will return null, you should check it first then getValue() if not null – Quan Le Feb 27 at 2:16

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