i want to get the order id's for the current user (customer). i tried using get_items() but it is throwing errors to me..returns a null.

is there any specific methods to get those? i guess foreach loop is required


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This would obviously depend on the context you need these order ids in, is it in a hook, on a page or in the admin panel and so on. But here is the code to get an array of order ids tied to a customer.

$orders = wc_get_orders(array(
    'customer_id' => get_current_user_id(),
    'return' => 'ids',

It's important to use these new methods to fetch data in WooCommerce instead of using custom queries because when the WooCommerce team move to custom tables they will still be compatible. Here is some documentation on the wc_get_orders() function which can be used to get orders with various parameters https://github.com/woocommerce/woocommerce/wiki/wc_get_orders-and-WC_Order_Query.

Hope this is helps you!

  • Thanks a lot! worked perfectly for me. Can i ask what get_items() will do and when to use it? – Latheesh V M Villa Jun 27 '18 at 0:55
  • @LatheeshVMVilla get_items() is a method to get all of the line items on the order. You could use it like $order->get_items() and it would return all of the items tied to that order. – Alex Uleberg Jun 27 '18 at 8:04
  • i am still having some issue . i have made another post . kindly have a check : wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/307151/… – Latheesh V M Villa Jun 28 '18 at 0:37

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