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Tom Anbinder
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Sorry for the late reply.

Order status transition history is stored in order meta with the _alg_wc_order_status_change_history key. So it’s in the wp_postmeta DB table. However, there is one problem – status transitions are stored in an array, i.e., it’s stored in DB as a serialized value. While it’s possible to change serialized values as well, I don’t think it’s the right way to do it. I would suggest using PHP to add a transition to the stored data.

If you add the PHP snippet below to your site, you will be able to add a transition record with such link:

* You need to replace 123456, processing and completed with the actual “order ID”, “from” and “to” values.

Here is the snippet:

add_action( 'init', function () {
    if (
        isset( $_GET['save_status_change'], $_GET['order_id'], $_GET['from'], $_GET['to'] ) &&
        current_user_can( 'manage_options' ) &&
        function_exists( 'alg_wc_order_status_rules' )
    ) {

        $order_id = wc_clean( $_GET['order_id'] );
        $from     = wc_clean( $_GET['from'] );
        $to       = wc_clean( $_GET['to'] );

        alg_wc_order_status_rules()->core->save_status_change( $order_id, $from, $to, false );

        echo '<pre>' .
            print_r( get_post_meta( $order_id, '_alg_wc_order_status_change_history', true ), true ) .

} );

* You need to be logged as admin, and make sure that the “Order Status Rules for WooCommerce” plugin is enabled.

** Generally, all is done with this one line:

alg_wc_order_status_rules()->core->save_status_change( $order_id, $from, $to, false );

Please give it a try and let me know what you think.