I have this event that fires just fine:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:Event/etc/events.xsd">
    <event name="customer_save_after">
        <observer name="remago_addcustomertotree" instance="Remago\Customertree\Observer\Addcustomertotree" />

What I am trying to do is get the customer ID so that it can be added in a different table, when I create it in backend.

This is how I do it:

$customer = $observer->getEvent()->getCustomer();

Now, I am able to get all of his/her data by using




and everything looks ok.

The problem is I can't seem to get anything other than null when I use:






Initially, I thought the problem was that I was using the event


But changing it to


had no effects whatsoever.

Any idea?

  • Hi. You are trying observer event in M1 or M2? – Raj Jul 30 '18 at 9:09
  • Hi Raj, I'm using M2 – Luca D.R. Jul 30 '18 at 9:10
  • flashed cache after event changing ?..... – Minesh Patel Jul 30 '18 at 9:15
  • I thought I did, but I did a cache:flush and now it's working flawlessly. Thanks Minesh, what a n00b I am! – Luca D.R. Jul 30 '18 at 9:20
  • :P)............... – Minesh Patel Jul 30 '18 at 9:37

Try using the customer_save_after_data_object event instead.

In Magento 2.2, it is dispatched here: htdocs/vendor/magento/module-customer/Model/ResourceModel/CustomerRepository.php:239

public function save(
    \Magento\Customer\Api\Data\CustomerInterface $customer, 
    $passwordHash = null
    // Other customer save logic has been removed for brevity

    $savedCustomer = $this->get($customer->getEmail(), $customer->getWebsiteId());
        ['customer_data_object' => $savedCustomer, 'orig_customer_data_object' => $customer]
    return $savedCustomer;

See htdocs/vendor/magento/module-quote/etc/adminhtml/events.xml:13 for an implementation example:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
 * Copyright © Magento, Inc. All rights reserved.
 * See COPYING.txt for license details.
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:Event/etc/events.xsd">
    <event name="customer_save_after_data_object">
        <observer name="customer" instance="Magento\Quote\Observer\Backend\CustomerQuoteObserver" />
  • Doing a cache:flush (which I thought I did, but it turned out I didn't) solved the problem. But I am in fact still using customer_save_after. Do you think I should use the one you suggested? Why is customer_save_after working if it doesn't exist? – Luca D.R. Jul 30 '18 at 9:22
  • @LucaD.R. customer_save_after doesn't appear to exist in the Magento version I was using to check (2.2.0) - perhaps it does in yours? You didn't specify a complete version after all. – ProcessEight Jul 30 '18 at 9:26
  • @LucaD.R. You should use the event which is most appropriate to your circumstances. Review both, then use the best fit for your extension. – ProcessEight Jul 30 '18 at 9:26
  • I'm using Magento ver. 2.2.5 – Luca D.R. Jul 30 '18 at 9:27
  • @LucaD.R. If your current solution (to use customer_save_after) is working for you, then I'd stick with that. – ProcessEight Jul 30 '18 at 9:31

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