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I want to use an observer which will triggered when an order will placed on front end by the user. I am little bit confused which observer I should use for this requirement.

sales_order_place_after observer

or checkout_onepage_controller_success_action.

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sales_order_place_after is fire when place() of order object is called and in magento every payment does not call place() when order placed.


Where

checkout_onepage_controller_success_action 

Is only called when customer has been redirect to checout/onepage/success. Also this event only called whenever order place from frontend and customer visit checout/onepage/success.

MY suggestion, this two event not proper,We should be use checkout_submit_all_after this event is fire when order place from frontend and backend.

it is fire immediate order place

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  • then how to show the message on phtml when event is immediately fired ? Apr 4, 2017 at 7:41
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I want to suggest 2 events which detailed scope and information:

  • checkout_submit_all_after: I will be going with this if I just need to get order information.

  • sales_order_place_after: I will be going with this event if I want to update order information before save something to the order.

  • checkout_onepage_controller_success_action: This event for success controller, This event won't fire if order was placed from admin or via API.

I hope you got right think.

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