I enabled the vat field from admin panel and now i want to make it required during checkout shipping step.

I have followed the steps described here but it is not working. What is missing from the steps of the above link? Can you suggest how to solve this?

Thanks in advance

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This can be enabled via admin panel:

Stores > Configuration > Customer Configuration > Name and Address Options > Show Tax/VAT Number

The possible options are:

  • No
  • Optional
  • Required

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On checkout

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Now, other possibilities are :

1 If you navigate to:

Stores > Configuration > Customers > Customer Configuration > (Change Scope to correct website/store view) > Create New Account Options > Show VAT Number on Storefront

Change dropdown to Yes.

You'll then have to set up your tax classes/tax rules/customer groups and then in the above section you can assign the correct values to the groups.

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2 From Database

UPDATE `eav_attribute` SET `is_required` = '1' WHERE `eav_attribute`.`attribute_id` = 36;

it's working

  • Yes , i have enabled from admin panel ( as a required option) but when i do checkout steps the field is not required on front end. User can complete checkout without without filling vat number.
    – krisi
    May 24, 2018 at 13:34
  • And once you add your VAT in customer account then there no need to ask on checkout again, but if there's not added VAT then it will compulsory ask for VAT. May 24, 2018 at 13:48
  • Yes but in the case when user/customer is not logged in , when he complete checkout the VAT Number is not required (i have updated my question with a screenshot)
    – krisi
    May 24, 2018 at 15:13
  • Okay let me generate it May 24, 2018 at 16:01
  • Hi, Check my answer ! May 25, 2018 at 6:22

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