Im working on a magento store with two different types of gift message. If a customer chooses to create a gift message I need to be able to display it in the invoice. What would be the best way to approach this? Should I make a custom module or just copy the invoice/sales module in local and edit it? I'll obviously appreciate any help/answer but the less the answer assumes I know the better. Thanks in advance!!


Add an observer


and just add an custom option:

public function salesConvertQuoteItemToOrderItem(Varien_Event_Observer $observer)
    /* @var $quoteItem Mage_Sales_Model_Quote_Item */
    $quoteItem = $observer->getItem();
    /* @var $orderItem Mage_Sales_Model_Order_Item */
    $orderItem = $observer->getOrderItem();

        $options = $orderItem->getProductOptions();
        if (!isset($options['additional_options'])) {
            $options['additional_options'] = array();
        $price = $helper->__('Price');
        $options['additional_options'][] = array(
            'label'       => '',
            'value'       => $message,
            'print_value' => $message,

This is added to creditmemo, etc. too!

  • hey, thanks for the answer. What files are you talking about here? I assumed it was all done in invoice.php and abstract.php – develophper Nov 18 '13 at 17:30
  • No, I'm talking about observers: magentocommerce.com/wiki/5_-modules_and_development/0-_module_development_in_magento/customizing_magento_using_event-observer_method – Fabian Blechschmidt Nov 18 '13 at 19:27

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