At the following page:

Sales -> Orders -> Create New Order

I want to skip the page where you choose the customer, so instead it loads the page as if you had clicked a certain customer, and the customer I want it to load is the currently logged in admin.

I'm not sure how to go about this however I am able to retrieve the logged in admin id.

If I take a JavaScript approach, I think I may need to somehow call productGridRowClick(grid, event) on the "order" object.

Or maybe I could load the block directly in PHP, skipping this:

<block type="adminhtml/sales_order_create_customer" template="sales/order/create/abstract.phtml" name="customer">
    <block type="adminhtml/sales_order_create_customer_grid" name="grid" />
  • Could you explain how you relate the customer to the admin user? – Anna Völkl Feb 19 '15 at 19:35
  • I am just assuming that an order can be placed for a logged in admin? Is that not the case though? – Mex Feb 19 '15 at 20:03
  • No, admin users and customers are in no way related. An admin user has only name, e-mail address, password and a user-role. There is no sales/checkout functionality related to an admin user whereas for a customer it is. – Anna Völkl Feb 19 '15 at 20:04
  • Oh right I see, thanks for explaining that. I think I got confused, I realise now that it will in fact be for the logged in customer id, not admin id. Sorry! – Mex Feb 19 '15 at 20:22
  • But you cannot have customers being logged in into your admin backend... – Anna Völkl Feb 19 '15 at 20:24

To bypass selecting a customer screen you will need to create a url in the following format


Mage::helper('adminhtml')->getUrl("adminhtml/sales_order_create/start", array('customer_id'=> $customer_id));

Where $customer_id is a valid customer and not a admin user

Take a look at "Create Order" in customer admin

  • Thanks, this works perfectly. I was able to override the block and change the method's code. Mage_Adminhtml_Block_Sales_Order::getCreateUrl. – Mex Feb 19 '15 at 20:57

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