I had some problems with a payment module and some invoices were not created. But I'm generating the invoices need to create programmatically and the same with the dates of the requests not to lose the billing metrics from my reports.

$orderItems = $order->getAllItems();
$invoiceItems = array();

foreach ($orderItems as $_eachItem) {
    $opid = $_eachItem->getId();
    $opdtId = $_eachItem->getProductId();

    $itemss = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->load($opdtId);
    $psku = $itemss->getSku();

    $qty = $_eachItem->getQtyOrdered();
    $itemsarray[$opid] = $qty;

if($order->canInvoice()) {
    $invoiceId = Mage::getModel('sales/order_invoice_api')
    ->create($order->getIncrementId(), $itemsarray ,'Fatura Criada Manualmente via Script' ,0,0);

So, how create invoice with a custom date? Any Idea?

  • Did the code work for you?
    – AreDubya
    Aug 10, 2015 at 0:40

1 Answer 1


To set a time of your choosing for an invoice, you can add this to your script after the invoice is created. This would be most efficient if you have a csv or array to read with your order numbers or ids and the desired time to set.

EDIT:: I added a function to create the invoice, just in case. Your choice on whether or not to use it.

    $stringTime = '2011/06/01';
    $timeToSet = strtotime($stringTime);
    $orderId = '11111'

    setInvoiceDate($orderId , $timeToSet);    

    function createInvoice($orderId){
       //Create Invoice
       $savedOrder = Mage::getModel('sales/order')->loadByIncrementId($orderId);
       $invoice = Mage::getModel('sales/service_order', $savedOrder)->prepareInvoice();



       $transactionSave = Mage::getModel('core/resource_transaction')


    function setInvoiceDate($id, $time){
            $order = Mage::getModel('sales/order')->loadByIncrementId($id);
            $invoiceId = $order->getInvoiceCollection()->getFirstItem()->getIncrementId();
            $invoice = Mage::getModel('sales/order_invoice')->loadByIncrementId($invoiceId);
  • Initially my desire was to do this without editing the invoices but found that was not possible. I tested your code and it worked perfectly, I have modified to use the time and date directly from the order. Thank you Aug 10, 2015 at 14:56

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