WooCommerce: Search Orders By SKU @ Admin

Exactly. By default, when you search for orders in the WordPress > WooCommerce > Orders backend, using a SKU will give you 0 results. Which is pretty poor for a store manager.

Let’s change this. Despite the code is a little complex, all you need is a simple copy & paste. Enjoy!

Searching for “cwoo2” (a SKU) returns no orders. Pity, because “cwoo2” is one of my WooCommerce product SKUs.

PHP Snippet: Allow Search By SKU @ WooCommerce “Orders” Admin Page

/**
 * @snippet       Search By SKU @ Orders Dashboard - WooCommerce
 * @how-to        Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 6
 * @donate $9     https://businessbloomer.com/bloomer-armada/
 */

add_filter( 'woocommerce_shop_order_search_results', 'bbloomer_order_search_by_sku', 9999, 3 );

function bbloomer_order_search_by_sku( $order_ids, $term, $search_fields ) {
	global $wpdb;
	if ( ! empty( $search_fields ) ) {
		$product_id = wc_get_product_id_by_sku( $wpdb->esc_like( wc_clean( $term ) ) );
		if ( ! $product_id ) return $order_ids; 		
		$order_ids = array_unique(
			$wpdb->get_col(
				$wpdb->prepare( "SELECT order_id FROM {$wpdb->prefix}woocommerce_order_items WHERE order_item_id IN ( SELECT order_item_id FROM {$wpdb->prefix}woocommerce_order_itemmeta WHERE meta_key = '_product_id' AND meta_value = %d ) AND order_item_type = 'line_item'", $product_id )
			)
		);
	}
   return $order_ids; 
}

Once the snippet is active, and for the same search query as per the previous screenshot, here’s the result:

Searching for “cwoo2” now returns 15 results. Success!

Where to add this snippet?

You can place PHP snippets at the bottom of your child theme functions.php file (delete "?>" if you have it there). CSS, on the other hand, goes in your child theme style.css file. Make sure you know what you are doing when editing such files - if you need more guidance, please take a look at my free video tutorial "Where to Place WooCommerce Customization?"

Does this snippet (still) work?

Please let me know in the comments if everything worked as expected. I would be happy to revise the snippet if you report otherwise (please provide screenshots). I have tested this code with Storefront theme, the WooCommerce version listed above and a WordPress-friendly hosting on PHP 7.3.

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Rodolfo Melogli

Business Bloomer Founder

Author, WooCommerce expert and WordCamp speaker, Rodolfo has worked as an independent WooCommerce freelancer since 2011. His goal is to help entrepreneurs and developers overcome their WooCommerce nightmares. Rodolfo loves travelling, chasing tennis & soccer balls and, of course, wood fired oven pizza.

4 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Search Orders By SKU @ Admin

  1. Hi mate,

    It’s working! Is there a way to filter manually made orders in the Orders page?

    regards

    1. Hello Mat, thanks so much for your comment! Yes, this is definitely possible, but I’m afraid it’s custom work. If you’d like to get a quote, feel free to contact me here. Thanks a lot for your understanding!

  2. Hi there,

    The snippet works great. A quick question. How can I update this, so that it lists all items with a partial SKU?

    Meaning, for example I have an SKU of LS14350-1 and LS14350-2.
    Inputting LS14350 should output both.

    Thanks!

    1. Hi Sandtren, thanks for your feedback, I thought this worked for partial SKU as well. Did you test already?

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