Changing length of Increment ID for Orders, Invoices, Creditmemo and Shipments

Posted: November 11, 2010 in Magento, Version 1.3.*, Version 1.4.*

Hello Everyone,

By default, Magento use 8 digits for Orders, Invoices, Creditmemo and Shipments’ increment ID. However, sometime you would like to change the length to meet 3rd party’s system requirement. This can be easily accomplished by:

* modify the field “increment_pad_length? in the “eav_entity_type? table for whatever entity you’re wanting to modify.
* modify the field “increment_last_id? in “eav_entity_store? table with the same “entity_type_id? in table “eav_entity_type? which the document type’s increment ID you would like to change. Remember to change all existing records for this “entity_type_id?.

Thanks,
Bijal Bhavsar 🙂

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