Author - Kristof Ringleff

Hi I'm Kristof the founder of Fooman. I will share some of my experiences gained from developing Magento extensions since version 1.0 here on MageBase.

You can see a list of all my open source and commercial extensions on Magento Connect.

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Reader Comments (7)

  1. Andrey Tserkus
    Andrey Tserkus
    April 27, 2011 at 3:48 pm /

    Hello, Kristof,

    it was nice to read this article, thanx. I suggest you to make some final table to show extensions (methods of order deleting) and benefits they provide – so reader can catch whole information at one glance.

    And one more notice – actually, the order increment id gaps can happen even in production. They’re very rare but are assumed to be normal. These gaps happen when an exception is raised during order placement/save and some atomic transactions are rolled back, while increment id is not. So it’s just not important to have consecutive order ids, and no one should rely on that.

  2. Chris
    May 14, 2011 at 12:38 pm /

    Thanks for the article. I stumbled across it just a the right time. Some nice things to bear in mind since this is my first PayPal Standard integration.

  3. Dan
    October 28, 2013 at 4:15 am /


    We just created an ultimate extension for deleting order(s), invoice(s), shipment(s), credit memo(s), or RMA(s). All the information will be reverted back as if you never create it. This is good in case you make a mistake and want to delete it and recreate.

    Deleted items will be reverted back to Inventory. Collected Tax will be erased. Increment ID can be reset back to previous number, back to 0, or to just leave it as it is.

    You can also reset back all the database Auto Increments back to 1 if you just want to move the site from development to production.

    Best Regards

  4. Helen Killian
    Helen Killian
    August 7, 2018 at 7:28 pm /

    Tried it but it keeps going down the line telling me that tables don’t exist. Whiteboard animated video When they clearly do, can anyone tell me what the issue behind it and how it can solve?


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