Does anyone know how we can differenciate Order Status And Order State ?


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The order state and order status are usually mixed up since their names and functions are similar.

An order state is a position of an order in the current processing flow. Magento has the following pre-defines order states:

Pending Payment
On Hold
Payment Review

Each order state can have one or more order statuses assigned to it. This makes processing easier.

For example, a “Pending Payment” order state can have the following order statuses:

Pending Payment Paypal
Pending Payment Card
Pending Payment Store Credit

Magento provides a way for create custom order statuses. For this:

1. Admin Panel>System>Order Statuses;
2. click the "Create New Status" button;
3. fill necessary information in the "New Order Status" page;
4. click "Save Status";
5. assign a recently created  status to a particular order state.
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    Cite your sources: amasty.com/knowledge-base/… Mar 4, 2020 at 10:22
  • Thanks @Dhiren Vasoya , i think now i am clear about state and status Mar 4, 2020 at 10:26
  • great, if answer help you mark as solution so it will help other in community. Mar 4, 2020 at 10:27
  • and @FabianSchmengler , i think it is better that he does't paste link directly ,but he explain me in their way , so this is matter. Mar 4, 2020 at 10:28
  • @SanjayShiyal the answer is a plain copy/paste, it doesn’t explain anything more.
    – bfontaine
    Dec 6, 2023 at 16:13

The “order state” and “order status” are usually mixed up since their names and functions are quite similar.

  • 1,Order Status. All orders have an order status that is associated with a stage in the order processing workflow
  • 1,An order state is a position of an order in the curent processing flow.
  • 2,Magento Order State is used to define processing order
  • 2,Magento Order Status is used by the administrator to know the exact order flow



The order status is just a label for the order state. It doesn't represent any logic or workflow. You could even assign the "status" closed for pending payments.

If you have PayPal, CC and Checkmo as Payment options, you might want to assign different order statuses for each of those when there's a pending payment. Like pending CC, pending Paypal etc.

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