Using Custom Fields

Using Custom Fields

You can add data from Custom Fields in website orders to the Custom Fields section of the Order tab of a Product Sales Order in Sage.

Note: this can now be done via the Woosage Plugin - See Adding WooCommerce Custom Fields From the Woosage Plugin

This would normally be done programmatically by your web developer, but any data can be added to a WooCommerce Order Custom Field called either analysis1, analysis2 or analysis3 as shown below.

These fields are to the imported to the Sales Order, Order tab Custom Fields in Sage as shown below.

Developer Note: There are several custom field plugins and it can be done with code, but which ever method is used  it is essential that the field is inserted as Order Meta.  The will appear in as a key/value pair in the Order JSON delivered by the REST API as:


“id”: 12345,
“key”: “analysis1”,
“value”: “PO Number: ABC123”
Where “id” is the postmeta id, “key” is the Analysis field that the value is to be inserted in to (analysis1, analysis2 or analysis3) and “value” is whatever text you want to place in the field (up to a maximum of 30 characters).
Woosage then picks up keys containing any of the analysis field labels and in puts the corresponding value in the relevant analysis field in the Sage order.

The following is example code that will add the the title of the payment method used with the order (e.g. Cash on Delivery) to the Sage order/invoice field custom field Analysis 1.

add_action( 'woocommerce_checkout_order_processed', 'woosage_add_analysis1_field',  10, 1 );

function woosage_add_analysis1_field( $order_id ) {
    $custom_field = get_post_meta( $order_id, '_payment_method_title', true );
    update_post_meta( $order_id, 'analysis1', $custom_field);  

This facility may not work if your Sage installation has changed the customer field names from the default Analysis 1, 2 and 3.
In addition it will only work for order created in the usual way (via the front end) and will not work for orders manually via the CMS.

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