How to get requested shipping country id of checkout/cart/shipping.phtml on cart item list page code/core/Mage/CatalogInventory/Model/Stock/item.php?

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The country ID is saved in the quotes shipping address. Check the CartController estimatePostAction method, Here the post for shipping estimation is handled.

Try this

$country = Mage::getSingleton('checkout/cart')->getQuote()
  • Its correct method to get country ID but its very very slow .... any alternative way to get it.
    – Sandesh
    Dec 26, 2013 at 7:15
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    unfortunately this is the only way to get the data from the quote object. You might be able to cut some response time by using Mage::getSingleton('checkout/session') directly but it won't be much Dec 26, 2013 at 8:31
  • is this country quote value store in database somewhere?
    – Sandesh
    Dec 26, 2013 at 9:21
  • yes in the sales address table Dec 26, 2013 at 10:31
  • What I did $quoteid= $_SESSION['core']['visitor_data']['quote_id']; $resource = Mage::getSingleton('core/resource'); $readConnection = $resource->getConnection('core_read'); $table = $resource->getTableName('sales/quote_address'); $query = 'SELECT country_id FROM '. $table.' WHERE quote_id = '. (int)$quoteid.' AND address_type = "shipping" ORDER BY updated_at DESC LIMIT 1'; $requestcontry = $readConnection->fetchOne($query); Is $requestcontry will be correct one always?
    – Sandesh
    Dec 26, 2013 at 10:43

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