Well, I said if I got 100 downloads of my latest Magento extension to set custom starting order numbers I’d make some improvements to it, and sure enough it happened. So here are the improvements. Please note I did not actually do the one improvement I promised I’d do, but I did a bunch of others that I hope make up for my laziness. You can get the updated version on Magento connect or download it directly.
In version 0.3 you can now:
- Hopefully avoid the Update before Save fiasco
- Disable the padding on the order number, invoice number etc
- Disable the prefix so that your numbers are treated in their entirety by the increment logic (and possibly the padding logic)
- Set a custom increment amount to trick your nosey competitors into thinking you do 1000 orders a day!
If you happen to be reading this JT, I skipped v0.2, but I’ll circle back around for the cron increment functionality you suggested at 300 downloads, promise!
As always please give this extension a try in a dev environment first, it’s still being actively developed and I consider it beta. Despite that I am using it myself on several production stores.