How to register more than 1 event observer in config.xml If called methods are in same class & file.

  • When using both observer seprately(registering them seprately) both are working. But when both are enabled can't complete checkout process. After selecting payment information continue buton not working in rwd theme.

  • first observer is doing something when payment made successfully. And second observer is printing some text before page load. When using both seprately both are working fine. But when using both at once. Second observer is printing text before body load as it should do. But checkout process can't complete so i don't know second will do work as it should do or not.

  • when i disable my module checkout is working. Even 1 remove 1 observer registry from config.xml then checkout is also working.



class Barcatsia_Smsntf_Model_Observer
    public function customFunction(Varien_Event_Observer $observer)
      //  $order = $observer->getEvent()->getOrder();
         //here you can add your custom code
        $layout = Mage::app()->getLayout();

    //IF{ //its working now if is working now

        $messageBlock = $layout->createBlock('core/template', 'smsntf_test');

//      $layout->getUpdate()->addHandle('custom_layout_handle'); //refrencing here layout.xml handle
//      $footer = $layout->getBlock('before_body_end');
//      $footer->setCacheKey(sha1($footer->getCacheKey() . '-payment-message'));

            $orderIds = $observer->getData('order_ids');

        //  $order     = Mage::getModel('sales/order')->load($_orderId);
         // $customer  = Mage::getModel('customer/customer')->load($order->getData('customer_id'));
            $orderIds = $observer->getData('order_ids');
        //  foreach($orderIds as $_orderId){
            $order     = Mage::getModel('sales/order')->load($orderIds);

    //      print_r($order ->getdata('grand_total'));
    //      print_r($order ->getdata());
        //   }
        $message_for_send = Mage::getStoreConfig('testsection/smsntf/Smsntf_text_field_msg');
        $http_url = Mage::getStoreConfig('testsection/smsntf/Smsntf_text_field_api_calling_url');
        $arr_params = array('Smsntf_text_field_authkey', 'Smsntf_text_field_mobile', 'Smsntf_text_field_senderid', 'Smsntf_text_field_routeid', 'Smsntf_text_field_additional', 'Smsntf_text_field_additional', 'Smsntf_text_field_additional1', 'Smsntf_text_field_additional2', 'Smsntf_text_field_additional3', 'Smsntf_text_field_additional4');

        //replaceing %O% with Order Number
        $message_for_send = str_replace('%O%',100000000+intval($orderIds[0]),$message_for_send);

        //replaceing %N% with Mobile Number
        $message_for_send = str_replace('%N%',$order->getdata('customer_firstname'),$message_for_send);

        //replaceing %A% with Grand Total
        $message_for_send = str_replace('%A%',$order->getdata('grand_total'),$message_for_send);

        $http_url .='?'. Mage::getStoreConfig('testsection/smsntf/Smsntf_text_field_Msg_prm').'='.urlencode($message_for_send);
        for($a=0; $a<sizeof($arr_params); $a++){
                    $http_url .= '&'.Mage::getStoreConfig('testsection/smsntf/'.$arr_params[$a]);
                    $http_url .= '&'.Mage::getStoreConfig('testsection/smsntf/'.$arr_params[$a]).'='.$order->getBillingAddress()->getData('telephone');

    //  echo $http_url;
        //printing system->configuration inputs value
        //      echo Mage::getStoreConfig('testsection/smsntf/active');

            return false;

    public function send_sms($feed_url/*, $rauth_key, $amobile, $hmsg, $uid, $lid, $content_type*/){
        $mageFilename = 'app/Mage.php';
        require_once $mageFilename;

        $curl = new Varien_Http_Adapter_Curl();
               'timeout'   => 30 
    //  $feed_url = 'http://sms.vtechnologies4u.in/rest/services/sendSMS/sendGroupSms?AUTH_KEY=48cdfa49d561561cb65dc5175c3aea&mobileNos=7080557519&message=now+its+working_ninee_step&senderId=Vtechn&routeId=1&smsContentType=english';
    //  $feed_url = 'http://sms.vtechnologies4u.in/rest/services/sendSMS/sendGroupSms?AUTH_KEY='.$rauth_key.'&mobileNos='.$amobile.'&message='.$hmsg.'&senderId='.$uid.'&routeId='.$lid.'&smsContentType='.$content_type;

        $curl->write(Zend_Http_Client::GET, $feed_url, '1.0');
        $data = $curl->read();
        if ($data === false) {
           return false;
        $data = preg_split('/^r?$/m', $data, 2);
        $data = trim($data[1]);

        try {
            //  $xml  = new SimpleXMLElement($data);
            //  Parse the XML FEED and output the data
        //  echo "Connection done successfully";
        catch (Exception $e) {
        //   echo $e->getMessage();

    public function smsntf_cancel_order(){
        echo "i will visile every time befoe page load";
  • Is it not working? Feb 2, 2016 at 12:17
  • when i try same. checout not working properly Feb 2, 2016 at 12:17
  • Check i have posted an answer Feb 2, 2016 at 12:20
  • Please explain, what "not working properly" means. If you can't explain it, this debugging guide should help you: magento.stackexchange.com/questions/428/… - also try to narrow it down, i.e. remove the working observer and maybe more, until you have a minimal reproducible example. Your problem is not that you have defined two observers. Feb 2, 2016 at 12:59
  • i update the question again it was not showing fully its was just showing 1 observer in question. even i was write both thier i think any format problem. please take a look and tell me. Feb 3, 2016 at 1:29

2 Answers 2


Try removing echo statement from your smsntf_cancel_order function and use some kind of logging instead that doesn't affect the output being sent via the Magento application.

Reason will be, at checkout, controllers send ajax response, but your echo statements are messing up with the response being sent.

  • Thanks prateek. few people can't understand what i want to say. And give a downvote to my question. Feb 3, 2016 at 7:38

The observer identifier, in your case it's the tag Barcatsia_Smsntf_Model_Observer right after the observers tag must be different for each observer you want to create, that's basically it.

  • other things are right? Feb 2, 2016 at 12:18
  • yes the rest is ok Feb 2, 2016 at 12:18
  • you means second time i should not use observers tag? can i use any tag ? Feb 2, 2016 at 12:19
  • no you should use a different identifier. Example the first time you can use <Barcatsia_Smsntf_Model_Observer> and the second time it must be different, for example: <Barcatsia_Smsntf_Model_Observer_2> Feb 2, 2016 at 12:20
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    it only has to be different for each event, because the XML structure gets merged. I don't see any errors in he shown code Feb 2, 2016 at 12:33

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