Magento 2 Create Customer Programmatically

To create a new customer in Magento 2, you can fill full of information into the registration form in the backend of the Magento 2 store. However, it is time-consuming if you want to create a huge number of new customers coming from multiple addresses (city, state/ province, country), and send them to different customer groups at the same time. Therefore, the tutorial topic Magento 2 create customers programmatically is given to the developers. They will work directly with the code.

Overview of creating customer programmatically

Run the code snippet

The following code snippet is all you need to work, please insert it into the console when you want to create customer programmatically.

$objectManager = \Magento\Framework\App\ObjectManager::getInstance();
        $customerSetupFactory = $objectManager->create('Magento\Customer\Setup\CustomerSetupFactory');

        $setupInterface = $objectManager->create('Magento\Framework\Setup\ModuleDataSetupInterface');

        $customerSetup = $customerSetupFactory->create(['setup' => $setupInterface]);

        $customerEntity = $customerSetup->getEavConfig()->getEntityType('customer');
        $attributeSetId = $customerEntity->getDefaultAttributeSetId();

        $attributeSetFactory = $objectManager->create('Magento\Eav\Model\Entity\Attribute\SetFactory');

        /** @var $attributeSet AttributeSet */
        $attributeSet = $attributeSetFactory->create();
        $attributeGroupId = $attributeSet->getDefaultGroupId($attributeSetId);

        $customerSetup->addAttribute(\Magento\Customer\Model\Customer::ENTITY, 'attribute_code', [
            'type' => 'varchar',
            'label' => 'Attribute Title',
            'input' => 'text',
            'required' => false,
            'visible' => true,
            'user_defined' => true,
            'sort_order' => 1000,
            'position' => 1000,
            'system' => 0,
        //add attribute to attribute set
        $attribute = $customerSetup->getEavConfig()->getAttribute(\Magento\Customer\Model\Customer::ENTITY, 'attribute_code')
            'attribute_set_id' => $attributeSetId,
            'attribute_group_id' => $attributeGroupId,
            'used_in_forms' => ['adminhtml_customer'],



With the given instructions, I believe that you will feel more comfortable and time-saving to create the new customer programmatically. Especially, if you want to add many customers, you can apply the part of the code in a loop, and complete all quickly. If you have any issues while following this tutorial, feel free to let me know.

Thanks for reading!

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