This is the usual way to get customerData on frontend.

], function (Component, customerData) {
    'use strict';

    return Component.extend({
        initialize: function () {

            this.firstname = customerData.get('customer')().firstname;

Problem: oth the first load of the page, when mage-cache-storage in local storage is cleared, customerData.get('customer')().firstname returns undefined. And at this moment, request to server is sent, but js doesn't wait for the response, and the variable is undefined.

I guess it has to be done asynchronously. But how to do it correctly?

I have found these stack questions, but the solutions are the same as mine. Am I missing something?

  1. How to call customerData js in phtml on a specific page after page load

  2. Magento2 RequireJS CustomerData is empty at page load, but populated once page finishes loading?

  3. GitHub: Magento_Customer/js/customer-data empty on the first page after login

Edit 1:

subscribe works, but it is executed after knockout.

var customer = customerData.get('customer');
customer.subscribe(function (customer) {
}, this);

1 Answer 1


This was the answer. I'm not sure what I was expecting. I wanted the process in ko viewmodel to wait for the data to load, but apparently it happens somewhere else under the hood.


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