I want to create order via code in Craft Commerce. How can I achieve that?

Thanks in advance.

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First of all, it's important to know what version(s) of Craft and Commerce you're referring to. The code used in this answer applies to Craft 3, with Commerce 2-beta. Code for Craft 2 and Commerce 1 would look different, but the logic is similar.

I would start by looking at Commerce's codebase on Github (or in your plugins folder, if it's Craft 2), and more specifically the OrdersController, and even more specifically the actionSaveOrder and _setOrderFromPost methods.

It looks to me like you need to do two things:

Get an Order model:

// Find an existing order by ID
$order = Commerce::getInstance()->orders->getOrderById($orderId);

// ... Or create a new one
$order = new Order; # Don't forget to place use craft\commerce\elements\Order above your class

Populate the model (untested)

If you have an order model, you have to populate all the fields that matter. Status, addresses, I think you'd best start on an individual order page in the admin to see what fields are needed.

$order->isCompleted = true;
$order->billingAddressId = 4;
$order->gatewayId = 7;
... etc (includes creating and adding line items for your order)

Save the order and show why it doesn't work magically the first time around ;)

This is where the fun starts, which might depend on your definition of fun.

if (!Craft::$app->getElements()->saveElement($order)) {
  • Thanks for your reply. I am quite new to craft. So if you can share more detail then it will help me. Like, - Adding line items - Assigning payment method - Assigning address
    – user8244
    Commented Apr 12, 2018 at 13:52
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    It really depends on your use case and needs. I think you need to familiarize yourself with the underlying code (so, take a look at how Commerce does it) before trying anything as potentially complex as programmatically creating orders. This really is all I can provide you with, time wise, without actually building it for you ;)
    – Paul
    Commented Apr 12, 2018 at 13:56

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