I've seen this question many times, but all the solutions I've tried didn't work. I've generated a module that creates three custom attributes in customer's information. Since I'm new to Magento (Magento 2 especially) I've done this trough Silk https://www.silksoftware.com/magento-module-creator/magento2-module-creator.php

I can see the three attributes fine in the backend, now I need to show them on the frontend so customers can edit them. How can I do that?

This is part of my CustomerSetup.php that defines one of the attributes.

    $customerSetup -> addAttribute(\Magento\Customer\Model\Customer::ENTITY,
        'label' => 'Codice fiscale / p.IVA',
        'system' => 0,
        'position' => 104,
        'sort_order' =>104,
        'visible' =>  true,
        'note' => '',
        'type' => 'varchar',
        'input' => 'text',          

    $customerSetup -> getEavConfig() -> getAttribute('customer', 'cf')->setData('is_user_defined',1)->setData('is_required',0)->setData('default_value','')->setData('used_in_forms', ['adminhtml_customer', 'checkout_register', 'customer_account_create', 'customer_account_edit', 'adminhtml_checkout']) -> save();

Now, on edit.phtml I've tried something like

<?php $block->getCustomer()->getCf() ?>

But I can't see anything. Can anyone help? Thanks!


I've tried the suggestion. I've edited my CustomerSetup.php with provided code and created UpgradeData.php, coping pasting InstallData.php, changing Install with Upgrade and adding a 1 to the version (should I also change installAttributes in upgradeAttributes?)


namespace Alfabet\ClientiAttributi\Setup;

use Magento\Eav\Setup\EavSetup;
use Magento\Eav\Setup\EavSetupFactory;
use Magento\Framework\Setup\InstallDataInterface;
use Magento\Framework\Setup\ModuleContextInterface;
use Magento\Framework\Setup\ModuleDataSetupInterface;

* @codeCoverageIgnore
class UpgradeData implements UpgradeDataInterface
 * EAV setup factory
 * @var EavSetupFactory
private $eavSetupFactory;

 * Init
 * @param EavSetupFactory $eavSetupFactory
public function __construct(EavSetupFactory $eavSetupFactory)
    $this->eavSetupFactory = $eavSetupFactory;

 * {@inheritdoc}
 * @SuppressWarnings(PHPMD.ExcessiveMethodLength)
public function upgrade(ModuleDataSetupInterface $setup, ModuleContextInterface $context)
    /** @var EavSetup $eavSetup */
    $eavSetup = $this->eavSetupFactory->create(['setup' => $setup]);
    if (version_compare($context->getVersion(), '1.1.0') < 0){

            $objectManager = \Magento\Framework\App\ObjectManager::getInstance();
            $customerSetup = $objectManager->create('Alfabet\ClientiAttributi\Setup\CustomerSetup');



but even after running php bin/magento setup:upgrade i can't see any difference. I've also tried changing module's version in module.xml, but it causes the site to crash.

2 Answers 2


check this

try to update cf attribute using UpgradeData with below code

$customerSetup->addAttribute(\Magento\Customer\Model\Customer::ENTITY, 'cf', [
    'type' => 'static',
    'label' => 'Codice fiscale / p.IVA',
    'input' => 'text',
    'required' => false,
    'visible' => true,
    'user_defined' => true,
    'sort_order' => 104,
    'position' => 104,
    'system' => 0,


$customerSetup->getEavConfig()->getAttribute(\Magento\Customer\Model\Customer::ENTITY, 'cf')
        'attribute_set_id' => $attributeSetId,
        'attribute_group_id' => $attributeGroupId,
        'used_in_forms' => ['adminhtml_customer','customer_address_edit','adminhtml_customer_address', 'customer_register_address','customer_account_edit', 'customer_account_create']

Using customer session to get customer custom attribute

$objectManager = \Magento\Framework\App\ObjectManager::getInstance();
$customerSession = $objectManager->create('Magento\Customer\Model\Session');

if ($customerSession->isLoggedIn()) {
    $cf = $customerSession->getCustomer()->getCf();
  • Many thanks, I've tried your solution but it doesn't seems to work. After replacing the piece of code with yours I've ran "php bin/magento setup:upgrade" on comand line, then added your second code in edit.phtml like this "<?php CODE ?>", but i can't see anything.
    – user70508
    Jun 5, 2020 at 9:04
  • Using installData or UpgradeData to create customer attribute. If already created InstallData then use upgradeData to creat attribute with my above code.
    – Devidas
    Jun 5, 2020 at 15:11
  • Hi, please see edited question.
    – user70508
    Jun 8, 2020 at 8:47

I'm sure it is a typo but just in case. This won't output nothing:

<?php $block->getCustomer()->getCf() ?>

echo is missing.

Do either

<?php echo $block->getCustomer()->getCf() ?>


<?= $block->getCustomer()->getCf() ?>

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