I just managed to add programmatically a line item (type: product) to my order.

I struggle to set the price for this item now. How can I set the price at the same time when adding such an item (and having the total calculated accordingly)?

This is how I can successfully add a product:

 $product_id = XXX;

// Load whatever product represents the item the customer will be
// paying for and create a line item for it.
$product = commerce_product_load($product_id);
commerce_product_save( $product );

$line_item = commerce_product_line_item_new($product, 1, $order->order_id);

// Save the line item to get its ID.

// Add the line item to the order 
$order_wrapper = entity_metadata_wrapper('commerce_order', $order);
$order_wrapper->commerce_line_items[] = $line_item;

// Save the order again to update its line item reference field.

I have struggled a bit with this, as have others apparently, but i found the solution in another thread.

Every time an order object is loaded the following function is fired:


In this function the unit price of the Line Item is set to the current price of the original product, so even if you change the unit price, when you create the line item, its changed back to the original price the next time you load the order object.

So rather than setting the unit price of a line item, when you create it, you have to do it every time it's refreshed - For this Drupal Commerce offers the following hook:

HOOK_commerce_cart_line_item_refresh($line_item, $order_wrapper)

Heres a coding example:

function YOUR_MODULE_commerce_cart_line_item_refresh($line_item, $order_wrapper){

$line_wrapper = entity_metadata_wrapper('commerce_line_item', $line_item);

$label = $line_wrapper->line_item_label->value();

//Only alter price for a specific product type (you could choose other selection critirias here)
if ( $label == 'YOUR PRODUCT TYPE'){
    $new_price = calculate_new_price(); //I use a function to calculate a price, you could set a static price instead

        $line_item->commerce_unit_price['und'][0]['data']['components'][0]['price']['amount'] = $new_price;



function calculate_new_price(){

//Do what ever pricing logic you need here

//Here a static price of one dollor
$price = 100;

return $price;


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Once you've added it to the order, the standard product pricing system takes over to derive the price of the line item from the price of the product (well, depending on the order status). So if this order is a cart order, it should get its price automatically on the subsequent order load that triggers price calculation.

If you're wanting to set it to something other than the calculated sell price, you'll need some strategy that involves storing the price directly on the line item object (either in the data array or a custom field) and then setting the unit price of the line item to that stored price during the sell price calculation process.

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  • Can you provide a link for an example for such a custom strategy?d – Kevin Apr 19 '16 at 9:57

try to following code.. //update line_item amount

  $amount = XXXX;
  $order_id = XXX;

  $line_item_id = db_select('commerce_line_item', 'li')
            ->condition('li.order_id', $order_id, '=')
  $line_item = commerce_line_item_load($line_item_id);  

  $line_item->commerce_unit_price[LANGUAGE_NONE][0]['amount'] = $amount; 
  $line_item->commerce_unit_price[LANGUAGE_NONE][0]['data']['components'][0]['price']['amount'] = $amount;

Thank You

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