I want to change the label in the attached image, that is from Commerce Kickstart. I need to change that text depending on the role of the user.

If the user has role1 then the text will be "order total" & if user has role2 then the text should change to "Quote total". Any idea?

I tried to debug with Devel to see where to change the label but I could not find it.

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2 Answers 2


You can use the hook_commerce_price_formatted_components_alter() The following example checks if VAT has been applied to the order total and changes the string accordingly:

 * Implements hook_commerce_price_formatted_components_alter().
 * Alters somes text at the checkout form
 * @param $components
 * @param $price
 * @param $entity
function mymodule_commerce_price_formatted_components_alter(&$components, $price, $entity) {
  $pieces = explode('/',current_path());
  if(!isset($components['tax|ch_vat']) && $pieces[0] == 'checkout'){
    $components['commerce_price_formatted_amount']['title'] = t('Order total (excluding VAT)');
  • IT worked!! could you tell me how did you find the right hook?
    – svelandiag
    Commented Dec 2, 2014 at 18:50
  • Many sleepless nights :) The modulename.api.php file usually contains the module's hooks. From then on, it is a matter of experimenting
    – Mike
    Commented Dec 2, 2014 at 23:07

One way would be to implement hook_entity_view_alter() in a custom module of yours.

 * Implements hook_entity_view_alter().
function YOURMODULE_entity_view_alter(&$build, $type) {
  switch ($type) {
    case 'commerce_order':
       * In here implement your alter logic

To determine what exactly to alter, after the 'in here...' comment you can use debug($build); or dpm($build); (if devel installed).

To see the user roles:

global $user;

Similar issue here.

  • 1
    It would be really nice if people who downvote answers explain why.
    – Wtower
    Commented Dec 2, 2014 at 19:07

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