How to Get Value of Custom Attribute via Rest API Magento 2

This is also the useful tutorial so that the developers can add more custom field during running the own Magento 2 stores. This topic takes care of all essential steps you must follow to use Rest API within getting value of the custom attribute.

Let’s dive in the detailed instruction now.

How to get value of custom attribute via rest api in few steps:

Step 1: Add new column and set value for the existing order

To get a custom attribute, the first thing is inserting a new column that is called as mageplaza_helloworld_custom_attribute in table sales_order and setting value for the existing orders.

Step 2: Add a specific new file

Because Magento 2 does not support for a new field in the response on the Rest API, so you must add a file \app\code\Mageplaza\HelloWorld\etc\extension_attributes.xml in the extension folder with content:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:Api/etc/extension_attributes.xsd">
  <extension_attributes for="Magento\Sales\Api\Data\OrderInterface">
      <attribute code="mageplaza_helloworld_custom_attribute" type="string" />

Step 3: Add an observe

To inject the custom attribute into extension_attributes.xml, it is compulsory to add an observe for event sales_order_load_after via \app\code\Mageplaza\HelloWorld\etc\events.xml file.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config xmlns:xsi=""
  <event name="sales_order_load_after">
      <observer name="sales_order_load_helloworld_custom_attribute" instance="Mageplaza\HelloWorld\Observer\Sales\OrderLoadAfter" />

Step 4: Add a file to handle the event

Generate a file app\code\Mageplaza\HelloWorld\Observer\Sales\OrderLoadAfter.php that to mange the event sales_order_load_after in the previous step.

namespace Mageplaza\HelloWorld\Observer\Sales;

use Magento\Framework\Event\ObserverInterface;

class OrderLoadAfter implements ObserverInterface
public function execute(\Magento\Framework\Event\Observer $observer)
    $order = $observer->getOrder();
    $extensionAttributes = $order->getExtensionAttributes();
    if ($extensionAttributes === null) {
        $extensionAttributes = $this->getOrderExtensionDependency();
    $attr = $order->getData('helloworld_custom_attribute');
private function getOrderExtensionDependency()
    $orderExtension = \Magento\Framework\App\ObjectManager::getInstance()->get(
    return $orderExtension;

Step 5: Clean folder to activate function

The folder var\generation need to be eliminate if you want to activate functionsetHelloWorldCustomAttribute() and getHelloWorldCustomAttribute in file var\generation\Magento\Sales\Api\Data\OrderExtension.php which is be auto-built.

  * @return string|null
public function getHelloWorldCustomAttribute()
     return $this->_get('helloworld_custom_attribute');

  * @param string $helloWorldCustomAttribute
  * @return $this
public function setHelloWorldAttribute($helloWorldCustomAttribute)
	 $this->setData ('helloworld_custom_attribute', $helloWorldCustomAttribute);
	 return $this;

Wrap up

If you need to get value of the custom attribute on Magento 2 REST API, this tutorial will help you do that without diffuculty. Don’t forget to let me know if you have any questions. If you sucessfully follow this guide, share this it with others to help them out.

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