I have created an event for sales_order_place_after event.

This doesn't return Order Id. However, it returns Increment ID

public function execute(Observer $observer)
        $order = $observer->getEvent()->getOrder();       
  • Try to dump out the order data var_dump($order->getData()) Dec 29, 2016 at 10:44
  • No, it is not working . Dec 29, 2016 at 10:50
  • Try to die var_dump($order->getData()); die();. Dec 29, 2016 at 11:00
  • Try with $order->getEntityId(); Dec 29, 2016 at 11:17
  • 2
    you can use sales_order_save_after event to get order id Dec 29, 2016 at 11:37

3 Answers 3


In Magento 2 observer I used this code, you get the order data like this,

use Magento\Framework\Event\ObserverInterface;

class YOUROBSERVERCLASS implements ObserverInterface
    protected $orderFactory;

    public function __construct(\Magento\Quote\Model\QuoteFactory $quoteFactory,
    \Magento\Sales\Model\Order $orderFactory)
        $this->orderFactory = $orderFactory;

    public function execute(\Magento\Framework\Event\Observer $observer)
        $orderIds = $observer->getEvent()->getOrderIds();
        $lastorderId = $orderIds[0];

        $order = $this->orderFactory->load($lastorderId);
  • 1
    Can't get orderId with that code using sales_order_place_after. From what I find that event triggers before order saved to DB. PlaceAfterPlugin from Phil Schmidt answer, works just fine. checkout_submit_all_after observer also works fine.
    – electroid
    Jun 24, 2019 at 1:17

This is an old question but given I have just faced the same problem myself I thought I would give my take on the answer. sales_order_place_after is triggered before the order is saved to db so at the point your code is running the order entity ID doesn't exist. There are few options to work around this:

You could use sales_order_save_after which is triggered after the order is actually persisted to db. This will allow you to have access to the order ID. This approach has risks however as it can be triggered again after the order is created. If you only want to run your code only once when the order is first placed, using this observer may have unexpected side effects.

Alternatively rather than using an observer you could create a plugin around Magento\Sales\Api\OrderManagementInterface::place. This will allow you to do what I suspect you are trying to do with sales_order_place_after.

As a rough example your modules etc/di.xml would look something like this:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:ObjectManager/etc/config.xsd">
    <type name="Magento\Sales\Api\OrderManagementInterface">
        <plugin name="my-module-order-service" type="My\Module\Plugin\OrderServicePlugin" sortOrder="5"/>

And your plugin class like this:


namespace My\Module\Plugin;

class OrderServicePlugin
    public function aroundPlace(\Magento\Sales\Model\Service\OrderService $subject, \Closure $proceed,  \Magento\Sales\Api\Data\OrderInterface $order)
        $return = $proceed($order);

        $orderId = $order->getEntityId();

        // your custom code

        return $return;


It is better to avoid around plugin unless necessary . Use after plugin or Magento\Sales\Api\OrderManagementInterface::place


<?xml version="1.0" ?>
        <type name="Magento\Sales\Api\OrderManagementInterface">
            <plugin name="MyOrderPlaceAfterPlugin" type="My\Module\Plugin\Order\PlaceAfterPlugin" sortOrder="99" />


//namespace My\Module\Plugin\Order;

class  PlaceAfterPlugin {

     * @param \Magento\Sales\Api\OrderManagementInterface $orderManagementInterface
     * @param \Magento\Sales\Model\Order\Interceptor $order
     * @return $order
    public function afterPlace(\Magento\Sales\Api\OrderManagementInterface $orderManagementInterface , $order)
        $orderId = $order->getId();

        // do something with order object (Interceptor )

       return $order;

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