I created an observer to change my order status after creating shipment like this:


<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:Event/etc/events.xsd">
    <event name="sales_order_shipment_save_after">
        <observer instance="Namespace\Module\Observer\Sales\OrderShipmentSaveAfter" name="namespace_module_observer_sales_ordershipmentsaveafter_sales_order_shipment_save_after"/>


public function execute(
    \Magento\Framework\Event\Observer $observer
) {
  $shipment = $observer->getEvent()->getShipment();
  $order = $shipment->getOrder();
  $orderState = Order::STATE_PROCESSING;
  $status = 'delivery';

If i create an order then create a shipment the status will be delivery, and the state will be processing, but if i create invoice first then create shipment for my order, the order status and state will become complete and

2 Answers 2


When you save data from your order model, i think magento will do some kind of validation for your order state and status, to come up with your trouble run this function after you save the order:

    public function updateOrderRaw($orderId){
      $objectManager = \Magento\Framework\App\ObjectManager::getInstance();
      $resource = $objectManager->get('Magento\Framework\App\ResourceConnection');
      $connection = $resource->getConnection();
      $tableName = $resource->getTableName('sales_order');
      $sql = "UPDATE " . $tableName . " SET status = 'delivery', state = 'processing' WHERE entity_id = " . $orderId;

the above function will run sql query to update the order status and state from sales_order table


There is a fundamental flaw in your logic , you want update and save order after it has been saved, but in doing so you are saving the order again which in turns triggers your observer again.

It creates an infinite loop so this logic would not work.

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