I have created etc/events.xml as:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
 * Copyright © 2016 Magento. All rights reserved.
 * See COPYING.txt for license details.

<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:Event/etc/events.xsd">
   <event name="sales_order_place_after">
       <observer name="process_gateway_redirect" instance="Magento\SamplePaymentGateway\Observer\ProcessGatewayRedirectOrderPlaceAfter" />

And observer for it:

namespace Magento\SamplePaymentGateway\Observer;

use Magento\Framework\Event\ObserverInterface;

class ProcessGatewayRedirectOrderPlaceAfter 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)
        echo 'here I\'m';
        $orderIds = $observer->getEvent()->getOrderIds();
        $lastorderId = $orderIds[0];

        $order = $this->orderFactory->load($lastorderId);

But the event is not executing, one page success is shown. I even tried creating the etc/frontend/events.xml with same code. Anyway the event is not triggered.

I have found that many people are using this event and discussing about other kind of issues.

Many friends are suggesting me to use checkout_submit_all_after and checkout_onepage_controller_success_action. I know about these events and have used previously. But my question is still the same.

Is it impossible to catch the sales_order_place_after?

  • why you want to use the event: sales_order_place_after? – Amit Bera Jan 10 '18 at 5:00
  • Which payment you are using ? – Keyur Shah Jan 10 '18 at 7:11
  • @KeyurShah Cash on delivery, or any other. – Purushotam Sangroula Jan 10 '18 at 7:23
  • Okay just for confirmation put logger in vendor\magento\module-sales-rule\Observer\SalesOrderAfterPlaceObserver.php because in core sales_order_place_after event used. If you can see log then there must be something in your module – Keyur Shah Jan 10 '18 at 7:41
  • For temp. you can use this answer for log file magento.stackexchange.com/questions/92434/… – Keyur Shah Jan 10 '18 at 7:48

sales_order_place_after is not proper,bcoz of it is not fire every time.

sales_order_place_after naturally fires whenever call place() of Magento\Sales\Model\Order and it's call depend on payment method.

As suggestion, iam suggestion to you use


It will fire both for frontend /admin order

  • Thank you for the suggestion. Please check my updated question. – Purushotam Sangroula Jan 10 '18 at 5:28
  • I'm using "checkout_submit_all_after" event, but it does not fire when I'm trying to place an order using Rest API. But Works when I'm using native Magento 2 checkout. Can you please help me? – Yudi Nov 27 '18 at 10:34
  • What are all details enclosed with sales_order_place_after like name, qty, price, etc @Amit – zus Aug 22 at 11:38
  • You will get all details of order . $observer->getEvent()->getOrder() Provide the full info about the product – Amit Bera Aug 22 at 11:59

In Magento2 use Observer checkout_onepage_controller_success_action for triggering event after place order

You can do this by using the Observer in


<event name="checkout_onepage_controller_success_action">
    <observer name="mymodule_controller_success_action" instance="Vendorname\Modulename\Observer\MyObserver"  />

and in


file add code -

namespace Vendorname\Modulename\Observer;

use Magento\Framework\Event\ObserverInterface;
use Magento\Framework\App\Request\DataPersistorInterface;
use Magento\Framework\App\ObjectManager;
use Magento\Captcha\Observer\CaptchaStringResolver;

class MyObserver implements ObserverInterface
      public function execute(\Magento\Framework\Event\Observer $observer)
     $order = $observer->getEvent()->getOrder();
     echo $orderId = $order->getId();
     $comment = $this->getRequest()->getParam('comment');

     print_r("Catched event succssfully !"); exit;

     echo "Do your Neccessary Work Here";

  • Thank you for the suggestion. Please check my updated question. – Purushotam Sangroula Jan 10 '18 at 5:23
  • The above example throws this issue Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to a member function getId() on null. @akgola - Can you recheck your code? – Ejilarasan J May 26 at 14:05

This code dispatch sales_order_place_after :

$this->_eventManager->dispatch('sales_order_place_after', ['order' => $this]);

Seems like you can use $observer->getEvent()->getOrderIds();;

Try to replace:

  • Hello Nero, that is not my question. I have not reached the observer. Please do check it and suggest more. – Purushotam Sangroula Jan 10 '18 at 4:12
  • You just use this event for basically observer after checkout or you are using API, Payment method? – Nero Phung Jan 10 '18 at 8:26
  • Yes I'm using API of other payment gateway. – Purushotam Sangroula Jan 10 '18 at 10:12
  • Try to debug inside Magento\SalesRule\Observer\SalesOrderAfterPlaceObserver. If this file doesn't run, It means the event sales_order_place_after not fire. We will know the problem become from magento or your custom module – Nero Phung Jan 10 '18 at 10:55
  • @NeroPhung What are all details enclosed with sales_order_place_after like name, qty, price, etc – zus Aug 22 at 11:38

if you want to die out code, this events.xml should work:

<?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_place_after">
        <observer name="my_event_name" instance="Foo\Bar\Observer\MyObserver" />

and the observer php:

namespace Foo\Bar\Observer;

use Magento\Framework\Event\Observer;
use Magento\Framework\Event\ObserverInterface;

class MyObserver implements ObserverInterface
    public function execute(Observer $observer)
        /** @var $orderInstance Order */
        $order = $observer->getOrder();
        $orderId = $order->getRealOrderId();


Note that if you try to place the order via the web view, Magento will detect the die as an error in the order checkout flow, and redirect most likely back to the shopping cart page. You want to test this route via command line or a tool like Insomnia (https://insomnia.rest/). You'll want to set it up as a standard POST to the URL http://mystore.test/rest/default/V1/guest-carts/945bd25fc5b88834ea460d967305fdc2/payment-information (replacing the cart id here with your cart id). You'll also want to post the JSON:

{"cartId":"945bd25fc5b88834ea460d967305fdc2","billingAddress" {"countryId":"US","regionId":"47","regionCode":"OH","region":"Ohio","street":["123 My Rd"],"company":"Mark Shust","telephone":"2165551212","postcode":"44133","city":"Cleveland","firstname":"John","lastname":"Smith","extensionAttributes":{"checkoutFields":{}},"saveInAddressBook":null},"paymentMethod":{"method":"checkmo","po_number":null,"additional_data":null},"email":"john.smith@gmail.com"}

Now when you execute the request with Insomnia, you should see your output, along with a Fatal error at the bottom. This is fine, as Magento will rollback the order because of the die. You can still test and debug your code this way though.

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