Is there a way to change the customer ID to start with 00001. Now it's just 1. I need this for importing into a different system.

So each customer number starting with 00001, 00002 and so on...

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I would strongly advise against altering core tables or their auto increment. Instead translate it when retrieved for export/import using str_pad or sprintf i.e.:

$id = 1; $exportId = str_pad($id, 5, '0', STR_PAD_LEFT); -> 3v4l example


$id = 1; $exportId = sprintf('%05d',$id); -> 3v4l example


To use increment ids for customers (the same way as for orders), you have to enable them first, via configuration:

Customer Configuration > Create New Account Options > Generate Human-Friendly Customer ID

Afterwards you can change padding size in the eav_entity_store (there is no admin interface for it, you have to do it directly in the database. The entity_type_id for customers is 1.

(Note that this is not related to the MySQL auto increment id and you are not altering core tables)

  • My latest customer ID at the moment is 10. I want my next customer to have the ID '45630'. and the for every customer it should increment this id. I've set this in eav_entity_store for last_increment_id but no luck. Commented Oct 31, 2016 at 6:02
  • Still I am not getting the use of Generate Human-Friendly Customer ID . Could you please elaborate? @Fabian
    – Keyur Shah
    Commented Nov 14, 2017 at 14:10
  • @KeyurShah if you enable this, the increment_id column is used for customer numbers, instead of the entity_id column. If not, increment_id is not populated. Commented Nov 14, 2017 at 16:37
  • Thanks for answer, I enabled it still I can not see any effect on new customer created Id. am I missing something ? @FabianSchmengler
    – Keyur Shah
    Commented Nov 14, 2017 at 18:55
  • Where do you look for an effect? Commented Nov 14, 2017 at 18:57

Order, credit, invoice and shipping ID:

In your store database go to eav_entity_store and change the values of increment_last_id, you can change all the number types (order,credit,invoice,shipping).

This is a great source for more in-depth information about this: Link

Customer ID:

The customer ID increment can be altered from the customer_entity table. Or by this SQL command:

ALTER TABLE customer_entity AUTO_INCREMENT = 00001;
  • but I want to achieve for every customer ID starting with 00001, 00002, 00003. eav_entity_store and increment_last_id looks like order ID not customer ID.
    – Webjuice
    Commented Jan 28, 2015 at 11:00
  • Sorry for the wrong answer, I just updated the post. Hope it helps. Commented Jan 29, 2015 at 14:15
  • so when i run this query it will change all customers id to 00001, 00002 and so on ?
    – Webjuice
    Commented Jan 29, 2015 at 14:31
  • Getting error: ALTER TABLE customer_entity AUTO_INCREMENT =0001 MySQL said: Documentation #1146 - Table 'electroweld.customer_entity' doesn't exist
    – Webjuice
    Commented Feb 4, 2015 at 10:36
  • This is a terrible idea. Modify the data outside of Magento's DB or build a separate table to do the translation. Messing with the EAV system is going to land you in a world of hurt; especially if you don't document the fact that you have to run manual SQL queries to get a fresh install to this state. If you're simply doing this for an import into another system then build it out in your import/export process. Commented Jun 5, 2015 at 22:18

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