A cart is similar to a quote, except that it can be continually modified by the customer and does not have locked-in prices. Not all orders will have a cart associated with them. See [SoftLayer_Billing_Order_Cart](/reference/datatypes/SoftLayer_Billing_Order_Cart) for more information.
getObject retrieves the SoftLayer_Billing_Order object whose ID number corresponds to the ID number of the init parameter passed to the SoftLayer_Billing_Order service. You can only retrieve orders that are assigned to your portal user's account.
An order's total one time amount summing all the set up fees, the labor fees and the one time fees. Taxes will be applied for non-tax-exempt. This amount represents the initial fees that will be charged.
Generate an [SoftLayer_Container_Product_Order](/reference/datatypes/SoftLayer_Container_Product_Order) from a billing order. This will take into account promotions, reseller status, estimated taxes and all other standard order verification processes.
The SoftLayer_Billing_Order data type contains general information relating to an individual order applied to a SoftLayer customer account or to a new customer. Personal information in this type such as names, addresses, and phone numbers are taken from the account's contact information at the time the order is generated for existing SoftLayer customer.
The SoftLayer_Billing_Order service controls the orders that are created whenever a SoftLayer customer's places a purchase. Orders exist in several states. The ones of concern are: *'''QUOTE_PENDING''': Orders which have not been paid yet. Orders pending approval from a Softlayer customer.
Once an order is paid it moves from QUOTE_PENDING to PENDING_APPROVAL state.
Orders are created with contact information duplicated from the [SoftLayer_Account](/reference/datatypes/SoftLayer_Account) or by manual entry. We do this in order to maintain a history of an account's contact information as orders are generated.
Query the [SoftLayer_Account](/reference/datatypes/SoftLayer_Account) service to get a list of orders for your account.