I want to execute my code once when a customer is loaded in the admin area, I use the customer_load_after event to do that, the problem, I have the method is triggered three times, and I only need one.

I tried to use a flag protected $_firstTime, and I tried to put it in a contructor too, but nothing works because the class is instantiated every time.

didn't work either:

  • the register/registry

  • customer_load_before

I'm specifing in the oberser <type>singleton</type> But nothing works.

any idea?

  • Did you try using Mage::register('XXXX')? Aug 8 '18 at 10:45
  • If registry doesn't work I would try something like this magento.stackexchange.com/questions/50244/… Aug 8 '18 at 10:51
  • @ooootramas You want to an event when a customer form loaded in admin right? for this there is no such event, you can use event 'adminhtml_customer_prepare_save' and 'adminhtml_customer_save_after' these will work before save and after save customer data.otherwise you need to overwrite admin customer controller. Aug 8 '18 at 10:53
  • @CharulTyagi, I prefer to have the new information in customer load, not only when someone press the button 'save'
    – ooootramas
    Aug 8 '18 at 11:11
  • @ooootramas Magento admin does not provide such type of event you please try to overwrite its method of controller by which it is working to load customer form. Aug 8 '18 at 11:45

The flag way should work, Here's code I use in one of my projects to achieve what you're trying to.

class Vendor_Modulename_Model_Observer

    public $eventComplete = false;

    function sales_quote_collect_totals_after()


        $this->eventComplete = true;

       // put module code below here


  • Doesn't work. I use a flag in other situations and it worked, but I don't know if it's something about the event, or beacuse it's been triggered in the admin.
    – ooootramas
    Aug 8 '18 at 10:15

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