In our Magento 188.8.131.52 store we have noticed a few orders where backend notes from the same customer's previous orders are being populated for their new orders.
This is only happening for customers who have previously created a customer account when placing an order, and are logging in to make subsequent orders through the same customer account.
The issue is summarised as follows:
- Customer places an order (order A) and creates a customer account
- Admin adds notes to the order (held in
- At some point in the future, customer logs back in to place another order (order B)
- Notes from order A are automatically appearing for order B
The notes I am referring to have originally been added via the comments box at the bottom of the order management page eg:
The information is being automatically added at some point during the checkout process, unknown to us and the customer (the customer has no way of adding notes/comments on the frontend).
I have checked the MySQL database directly and the comments are being stored in the
sales_flat_order.customer_note database field.
I have searched through all our custom extension files but did not find any extensions referencing the
customer_note field, as my initial suspicion was that an extension may have introduced this functionality - but this does not appear to be the case.
How can we troubleshoot this and/or prevent it from happening?