I have a custom customer select attribute and want to include it in my customer registration form on the frontend. Can anybody help with the frontend part? Thanks!

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You can do it by following these steps

let's say your attribute code is [custom_att]

in your module add this file to the layout folder


in this file [customer_account_create.xml], add this code

<?xml version="1.0"?>
 * Copyright © Magento, Inc. All rights reserved.
 * See COPYING.txt for license details.
<page xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" layout="1column" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:View/Layout/etc/page_configuration.xsd">
        <referenceContainer name="form.additional.info">
            <block class="Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template" name="form_additional_info_customer1">
                <action method="setTemplate">
            <argument name="template" xsi:type="string">{your-vendor}_{your-module}::additional_customer_attribute.phtml</argument>

in your module templates add this file


the code in this file is [additional_customer_attribute.phtml]

<div class="field custom_att">
    <label for="custom_att" class="label"><span><?php /* @escapeNotVerified */ echo __('Custom Att') ?></span></label>
    <div class="control">
        <select id="custom_att" name="custom_att" title="<?php /* @escapeNotVerified */ echo __('Custom Att') ?>" class="validate-select">
        <option value="1">Option1</option>
        <option value="2">Option2</option>
        <option value="3">Option3</option>

You can modify the options are you need

after this execute these two commands in magento root

php bin/magento setup:upgrade

php bin/magento cache:clean

php bin/magento cache:flush


Try following code. Maybe that'll help you. I have found this solution from Link.


namespace CoolBlueWeb\Example\Setup;

use Magento\Framework\Setup\InstallDataInterface;
use Magento\Framework\Setup\ModuleDataSetupInterface;
use Magento\Framework\Setup\ModuleContextInterface;

class InstallData implements InstallDataInterface {

    private $_eavSetupFactory;
    private $_attributeRepository;

    public function __construct(
        \Magento\Eav\Setup\EavSetupFactory $eavSetupFactory,
        \Magento\Eav\Model\AttributeRepository $attributeRepository,
        $this->_eavSetupFactory = $eavSetupFactory;
        $this->_attributeRepository = $attributeRepository;

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

        $eavSetup = $this->_eavSetupFactory->create(['setup' => $setup]);

        // add customer_attribute to customer
        $eavSetup->removeAttribute(\Magento\Customer\Model\Customer::ENTITY, 'customer_attribute');
        \Magento\Customer\Model\Customer::ENTITY, 'customer_attribute', [
            'type' => 'varchar',
            'label' => 'Customer Attribute',
            'input' => 'text',
            'required' => false,
            'system' => 0,
            'global' => \Magento\Eav\Model\Entity\Attribute\ScopedAttributeInterface::SCOPE_STORE,
            'sort_order' => '200'

    // allow customer_attribute attribute to be saved in the specific areas
    $attribute = $this->_attributeRepository->get('customer', 'customer_attribute');
            ['form_code' => 'adminhtml_customer', 'attribute_id' => $attribute->getId()],
            ['form_code' => 'customer_account_create', 'attribute_id' => $attribute->getId()],
            ['form_code' => 'customer_account_edit', 'attribute_id' => $attribute->getId()],

Check ['form_code' => 'customer_account_create', 'attribute_id' => $attribute->getId()], in above code.

I hope it'll help you.

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