I've create a custom attribute for the customer_address.

It is at backend:

$customerSetup = $this->customerSetupFactory->create(['setup' => $setup]);
$customerSetup->addAttribute('customer_address', 'my_id', [
    'label' => 'My label',
    'input' => 'text',
    'type' => 'int',
    'source' => '',
    'required' => false,
    'position' => 1000,
    'visible' => false,
    'system' => false,
    'is_used_in_grid' => false,
    'is_visible_in_grid' => false,
    'is_filterable_in_grid' => false,
    'is_searchable_in_grid' => false,
$attribute = $customerSetup->getEavConfig()->getAttribute('customer_address', 'my_id')
            'used_in_forms' => ['adminhtml_customer_address']

But the textbox is still appears on the forms where Address is.


I thought this will solve my problem:

'visible' => false,

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Solutoin is the end of the my answer

Ok, finally I've debugged the whole addAtribute process.

The key is good: visible => false

The code here is not so consistent, see this in:


public function map(array $input, $entityTypeId)
    return [
        'is_visible' => $this->_getValue($input, 'visible', 1),

It is wait for key visible, and transform it to is_visible don't ask me why.

In my case, the problem was that I've deleted the key from the eav_attribute table, downgrade the setup_module run setup:upgrade but no change.

This is because it has stored this in the customer_eav_attribute table.

For debugugging first I set it to true so it stuck there.

So I need to delete from there, repeat the whole process and after this it works.


When I told works, I meant that the value of the is_visible in the table now is 0. Hurray!

:( Field appears. Need to dig deeper.


Facepalm. It was so obvious for me that visible means visibility.

The solition is to change the type hidden.

$customerSetup->addAttribute('customer_address', 'my_id', [
        'input' => 'hidden',

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