according to the documentation:

Multiple Invoices can be created per Order, containing as much or little of the purchased item quantity as you desire.

How do I do this? When I select ‘Invoice’ from a sales order, I have no options to change the quantities of items to invoice, and I can only invoice all of the items in the order.

Any help appreciated. We’re on EE 1.12.

1 Answer 1


The input to change the qty appears only if the payment method used for the order can be captured partially or cannot be captured at all. See this method in Mage_Adminhtml_Block_Sales_Order_Invoice_Create_Items

public function canEditQty()
    if ($this->getInvoice()->getOrder()->getPayment()->canCapture()) {
        return $this->getInvoice()->getOrder()->getPayment()->canCapturePartial();
    return true;

The fact that the order can be captured is decided by these members in each payment model:

protected $_canCapture
protected $_canCapturePartial

or if the payment model overrides the methods canCapture and canCapturePartial

  • Thanks Marius - We're using Paypal Payflow Pro. Updating the $_canCapturePartial in the model allows me to set the products to be invoiced, but any subsequent requests to create an invoice on the order results in a capture error. Thx
    – user4163
    Dec 2, 2013 at 17:51
  • 2
    Well... probably there is a reason why you cannot partial capture a paypal payment.
    – Marius
    Dec 2, 2013 at 18:01

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