Orders by currency

How to use the Metrics API to get the total number of orders of your organization, grouped by different currencies

The problem

You want to get the total number of orders over a selected date and time range, grouped by the different currencies you use to sell.

The solution


You need to perform a breakdown query setting the required query keys as follows and adding the optional ones based on your needs:


Make sure to set the desired date and time range using the date_from and date_to keys in the filter.

In the example below, since the date_field isn't specified in the date filter, the default value current_date will be used, meaning that the results will count all the orders that changed their status within the selected date and time range (read more about this).


The following request uses the Metrics API to get the total number of orders, grouped by two selected currencies:

curl -g -X POST \
  'https://{{your_domain}}.commercelayer.io/metrics/orders/breakdown' \
  -H 'Accept: application/vnd.api.v1+json' \
  -H 'Content-Type: application/vnd.api+json' \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer {{your_access_token}}' \
  -d '{
    "breakdown": {
      "by": "order.currency_code",
      "field": "order.id",
      "operator": "value_count",
      "sort": "desc",
      "limit": 20
    "filter": {
      "order": {
        "date_from": "2021-01-01T00:00:00Z",
        "date_to": "2021-12-31T23:59:00Z",
        "currency_codes": {
          "in": [

Similar cases

Just changing a couple of query keys and/or filter parameters you can address lots of very similar use cases, such as:

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