How to adjust increment-ids in Magento 2

How to adjust increment-ids in Magento 2

Maybe almost every Magento developer has had the task to customize the increment-ids for orders or customers in Magento.

Recap Magento 1

In Magento 1 you had to change the column increment_prefix  in the table eav_entity_store .
I am sure there are modules out there that let you achieve that in convenient way.
We have done that by using Setup-scripts most of the time.
When a new store is created you need set the increment_prefix afterwards and do so for all entities that you need and that are defined in eav_entity_type.
So far an rather straight forward task I would say.

What has changed in Magento 2

Let’s take a look at the eav_entity_store  table.

In this database an order and a rma has already been created.
But as you can see the order and customer entity no longer is maintained within this table.

In Magento 2 the increment-id generation mechanism basically has not changed for certain entities. The increment-id generation for customers and RMAs still uses the eav_entity_store .

The sales module has received some changes regarding the generation of those increment-ids.

Let’s have a look at what changed in Magento2 regarding the order increment-id generation.
There are two new tables that you may not have seen yet, them being sales_sequence_meta  and sales_sequence_profile .
In the example below you see the content of those for the default website and store setup.

Table sales_sequence_meta

There is a table called sales_sequence_meta  which defines store-specific sequence-tables for the sales entity-types.

Table sales_sequence_profile

Then we have a table sales_sequence_profile  that contains the configuration for the increment-id generation.

Most of the columns are pretty self-explanatory.
You can define a prefix  and suffix  that is added to the beginning respectively the ending of the generated increment-id.
With the start_value  you can define the first increment-id.
The step  column defines the increments that are made between increment-ids.

So to change the prefix for the order increment-ids we need to change to column prefix to the desired value, “DEVMWR” in this case.
This will result in an order increment-id like DEVMWR000000004

After that change the orders will receive a custom increment-id.

If you have any notes feel free to leave a comment.

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