How to make the company field and state field in the address form (in admin panel, Customer->Manage Customer->new Customers) mandatory when a user is created. I tried to find a phtml corresponding to the form, but dint find any. Also how to make just the js validation for the company and state field?

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The customer fields are based on EAV which means an individual field can't be found in the template files but is stored in the database as an attribute.

In this case it's the customer_eav_attribute table. But first you'll need to know the attribute ID. For that check the eav_attribute table, locate your attribute and use the attribute_id value to locate the correct row in the customer_eav_attribute table. Also set is_required to 1 for this attribute in the table.

If you take a look at the customer_eav_attribute table you'll see a couple of columns, for your question the validate_rules column is the important one. It contains a serialized array with the types of validation.

To make a field simply required adding a:2:{s:15:"max_text_length";i:255;s:15:"min_text_length";i:1;} should be enough.

I haven't tested this so I'd suggest testing it on a development environment first.

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    how about setting is_required=1 where attribute_code=company in the table eav_attribute Commented Jul 10, 2015 at 11:52
  • but this will make the company field required at all the places, frontend and backend as well. Commented Jul 10, 2015 at 12:27
  • is_required error is comming, so once the user enter everything and press save, after reloading magento will show the error. But the js validation is not working by modifying the validate rules.
    – ted
    Commented Jul 10, 2015 at 12:39
  • Surprisingly some fields are without the validation rules in db are required fields!!!
    – ted
    Commented Jul 10, 2015 at 12:42

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