In Magento, for most payment methods, you can assign an order status to a new order. You can do this in the system configuration for the specific payment method. But in a lot of cases, the only order status you can select here, is ‘Pending’.
But what if you want to assign a different order status to a new order? How can you increase the available order statuses in this dropdown? Well, it turns out that it’s very easy to accomplish this.
A simple solution
When you look at the system.xml -file of Magento’s default payment module, you’ll see that for the dropdown of each payment method a source model is used. The Bank Transfer payment method for example uses the source model adminhtml/system_config_source_order_status_new . So if we want to change the payment methods available in the dropdown, we have to assign a different source model. Lucky for us, Magento has a default source model with all order statuses, called adminhtml/system_config_source_order_status . So all we have to do is create our own module, with a simple system.xml -file that only overrides this configuration setting:
<!-- Changing the source model allows all order statuses to be selected for this payment method: -->
And that’s it! Now the Bank Transfer payment method can have any order status for new orders. Sometimes it’s really that easy:
This is ideal for cases where you have to set the status of a new order to ‘Complete’ or any other status.
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