Showing Outstanding Amount of customer in sales order

Hi ERPnext team,

I like to approve the user experience by showing the outstanding amount in a sales order after selecting a customer. By now I can create a sales order with any value and AFTER Submitting I get an message showing me, that the credit limit is exceeded. This is to late I think. It would be easier if the outstanding amount (or even better creditlimit-outstanding) would be displayed while adding the items. By doing so any user could see this directly.

I can get the “credit limit” by fetching this field out of the customer. But I did not find a solution to fetch the outstanding amount (eg.displayed in the head of a customer). Is there any possibility to fetch this information to a sales order?

Thanks for your help

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You would like to display total outstanding amount for customer or against particular sales order?


I would like to get the outstanding amount of the selected customer. With this I can do some computing and show other values.


Hi to all,

is there any solution to get the data?


To customize this .py file, what is the best practice? Should it be updated using or other method?

@ThiloV Could you please describe how did you do it?

As for the Outstanding Amount, this thread will do the trick.