We have a custom boolean customer attribute created from installSchema script like below:

            'label'        => 'Test Attribute',
            'input' => 'select',  
            'source' => 'Magento\Eav\Model\Entity\Attribute\Source\Boolean', 
            'default' => 0,
            'required' => false,
            'visible' => true,
            'system' => false,
            'filterable' => false,
            'is_used_in_grid' => false,
            'is_filterable_in_grid' => false,
            'is_searchable_in_grid' => false,

I need to change the default value to "1" for this attribute through upgradeSchema. Tried below code for the same in upgrade schema:

if (version_compare($context->getVersion(), '1.1.0', '<')) {
        $this->eavSetupFactory->create()->updateAttribute(\Magento\Customer\Model\Customer::ENTITY, 'test_attribute', 'default', 1);

But, it didn't worked. The default value is still No, also verified in eav_attribute table in database. I can also confirm that the upgrade schema is working and the if condition for version compare is also working. The version in setup_module table is also getting updated. Are there any changes needed to the updateAttribute method call? Please assist.

2 Answers 2


create etc/UpgradeData.php

namespace [Vendor]\[Module]\Setup;
use Magento\Eav\Setup\EavSetup;
use Magento\Eav\Setup\EavSetupFactory;
use Magento\Framework\Setup\UpgradeDataInterface;
use Magento\Framework\Setup\ModuleContextInterface;
use Magento\Framework\Setup\ModuleDataSetupInterface;
use Magento\Customer\Setup\CustomerSetupFactory;

class UpgradeData implements UpgradeDataInterface
    private $eavSetupFactory;
    protected $customerSetupFactory;

    public function __construct(
        EavSetupFactory $eavSetupFactory,
        CustomerSetupFactory $customerSetupFactory
        $this->eavSetupFactory = $eavSetupFactory;
        $this->customerSetupFactory = $customerSetupFactory;

    public function upgrade(ModuleDataSetupInterface $setup, ModuleContextInterface $context)
        $eavSetup = $this->eavSetupFactory->create(['setup' => $setup]);
        $customerSetup = $this->customerSetupFactory->create(['setup' => $setup]);

        //check version
        if (version_compare($context->getVersion(), '2.0.3') < 0) {

            //update customer attribute


It got fixed on using "default_value" instead of "default". So, the updated working code in upgradeSchema is:

if (version_compare($context->getVersion(), '1.1.0', '<')) {
    $this->eavSetupFactory->create()->updateAttribute(\Magento\Customer\Model\Customer::ENTITY, 'test_attribute', 'default_value', 1);

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