I try to get the product data in my module. I tried to find a solution without


My module is embedded in the product detail site. So, when I load the site the data of this product is already loaded. How and where can I access this data?

  • Should I use any observers?

  • Is it stored in session?

May be some body can help me :)


i want to answer my question with my solution:

i did it in this way:

  1. add session Object from Magento in the modul template
  2. add to the 'core/session' new value from registry('curent_product')
  3. the controller which is calling with ajax can now access the product id or ather stuff over the session

here is the code:

phtml - File

$_product = Mage::registry('current_product');
$zwSession = Mage::getSingleton('core/session', array('name'=>'frontend'));

here the controller:

 $zwProductId = Mage::getSingleton('core/session')->getProductId();
 $zwProduct = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->load($zwProductId);

So it works know like i need.

But is it nice? ;)


If you're on the product page you can access the current product using:

$_product = Mage::registry('current_product');

  • Great idea! But i get NULL. Is there a possibility to see all registered parameters? – Ivan Gartsev May 6 '16 at 13:06
  • How are you trying to access the value? What page are you on when you're trying to get the product? – Paul May 6 '16 at 13:36
  • It was my mistake. I try to do it in the Modul controller. This is wrong, becouse in this case the modul controller knows nothing from the product ;). I try it out in the template of the modul which is loaded in product this works fine. But this is not the solution i am looking for :( – Ivan Gartsev May 11 '16 at 15:02

Add your custom module template file in local Xml file with handle such as

< reference name="product.info"> < /reference>

then Mage::register() method work.

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