I want to update the "customer_entity" table on adminhtml_customer_save_after event and trying to do so with the help of an observer. How can i do that?

  • what changes you want?
    – Amit Bera
    Nov 8, 2017 at 12:58
  • I am using customer activation, if the customer is activated i want the 'isactive' field to be updated.' Nov 8, 2017 at 13:04
  • how we we know that customer is active ?
    – Amit Bera
    Nov 8, 2017 at 13:15
  • Thats what I am trying to do, I have placed a check box on admin html customer information tab. If the user checks that and save the customer then "customer_entity table" should get updated. Nov 8, 2017 at 13:21

1 Answer 1


try this observer for save customer data:

namespace {VendorName}\{Vendorname}\Observer;
use Magento\Framework\Event\ObserverInterface;
use Magento\Customer\Api\CustomerMetadataInterface;
 * @category   Devamitbera
 * @package    Devamitbera_Common
 * @author     Amit Bera <[email protected]>
 * @website    http://www.amitbera.com
* @license    http://opensource.org/licenses/osl-3.0.php  Open Software License (OSL 3.0)
class {ClassName}  implements ObserverInterface

    protected $_customerRepository;
    public function __construct(
        \Magento\Customer\Api\CustomerRepositoryInterface = $_customerRepository;

    ) {
        $this->_customerRepository = $_customerRepository;
    public function execute(\Magento\Framework\Event\Observer $observer)

        $customerId = $this->getCurrentCustomerId($observer->getRequest());
        $customer = $observer->getCustomer();

        if ($customer->getId() && 
            (boolean)$observer->getRequest()->getParam('{Your_Custom_Field}', false)) {
            $customer->setCustomAttribute('is_active', true);


  • I am already using the "CustomerRepositoryInterface" tried to do so with that object also but its not working, 'is_active' is not a custom attribute of customer_entity table. Nov 8, 2017 at 14:41
  • Any other way how can i directly make database changes from observer? Nov 8, 2017 at 14:42

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