we created coupon code and we wanted it should not applicable only for particular category.

so we used this condition as in image. its working fine.

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but we are getting error message as below.

Coupon code "123456" is not valid. [not real coupon code ]

we want to change this error message as coupon code not applicable for this category.

We are using Magento Hackathon promocode error message module

we checked in extension code & in app/locale/en_us/csv files , there is no error message matching present to match above error message.

we found above message in these 2 files app/locale/en_us/ Mage_checkout.csv , Mage_xmlconnect.csv .we changed here also but its not working for us.

Please tell me where i need to chnage those error message.

public function validate($couponCode, $quote)
        $this->_quote = $quote;

        try {
            /** @var Mage_SalesRule_Model_Coupon $coupon */
            $coupon = Mage::getModel('salesrule/coupon')->load($couponCode, 'code');
        catch (Exception $e) {


        // no coupon
        if (!$coupon->getId()) {
            Mage::throwException($this->_formatMessage('Coupon code does not exist.'));

        /** @var $rule Mage_SalesRule_Model_Rule */
        $rule = Mage::getModel('salesrule/rule')->load($coupon->getRuleId());

        $this->_validateGeneral($rule, $coupon);
        if (Mage::getStoreConfigFlag('checkout/promocodemessages/include_conditions')) {

1 Answer 1


Show custom error messages on cart page Hi in this article i will try to tell you all about how to show custom error messages or popups on cartpage

in the below folder app/code/core/Mage/Checkout/controllers/CartController.php

near about line 537 you will find code something like this

 else {
                        $this->__('Coupon code "%s" is not valid.', Mage::helper('core')->htmlEscape($couponCode))

which contains a error message for wrong coupon code apply

which i have change to

else {

                        $this->__('Coupon code "%s" is not valid.', Mage::helper('core')->htmlEscape($couponCode))
                    $myValue = 'Hello World';


in this i have make use of magento sessions , i have set a session as setMyvalue for the wrong code apply and than check the value of this in cart file

cart file path under
i have retrieve the session value something like

 getMyvalue(); ?> 

do something:: you can do anything here like show your html ,js popups.....

do somethindo something:: you can do anything here like show your html ,js popups.....

thats it ......

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