As the title says: total_weight column in sales_flat_shipment is always null.

Can this be a bug?

  • or backward compatibility.
    – user487772
    Jan 24, 2014 at 16:09

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I have just made investigation.

total_weight field is created but is not used in the code.

Using search I did not found setting or getting value from array with key total_weight.

Also there no getTotalWeight and setTotalWeight functions usage.

So I can say that this functionality is not used anymore.

The only place where it can be used is to save TotalWeight value from FedEx api responses.

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