I want edit shipping address after create order on frontend in magento 1.

I used observer, it's ok, but i cann't set new shipping address

Ex: i want change firstname to "ABC"

$orderId = $observer->getEvent()->getOrder()->getData('entity_id');
$order = Mage::getModel('sales/order')->load($orderId);

And i also try this code but it not working

$order = Mage::getModel('sales/order')->load($orderId);
$quote = Mage::getModel('sales/quote')->load($order->getQuoteId());
$billingAddress = $quote->getBillingAddress();

It's not work, please help me

1 Answer 1


Please try something like this: $order->setData('customer_firstname', 'abc'); to set first name, and to set last name you can use: $order->setData('customer_lastname', 'abc');. I tested this code in observer for sales_order_place_after event and it works.


$event = $observer->getEvent();   
$order = $event->getOrder();   
$order->getShippingAddress()->setData('firstname', 'abcd');
  • thanks for answer but it not work for me
    – Brian N
    Jan 20, 2020 at 10:54
  • please try code from edit
    – SebastianT
    Jan 20, 2020 at 10:56
  • i tryed, it's also not work :((
    – Brian N
    Jan 20, 2020 at 10:57
  • please try Mage::log(print_r($order->getShippingAddress()->getData(), true), null, 'system.log', true); and tell what shows in system.log
    – SebastianT
    Jan 20, 2020 at 10:58
  • it show [firstname] => abcd, but in order details on backend, it not change
    – Brian N
    Jan 20, 2020 at 11:00

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