Magento has a widget where I can select a product. I need to embed it into my form. To be more clear I will provide screenshot: enter image description here

From this widget I need only product id. I can see that I need something like this:

<id_path translate="label">
            <button translate="open">
                <open>Select Product...</open>

But didn't found yet how to use it. I will be appreciate for any help.

2 Answers 2


I assume that you are creating an own widget - the following does not apply for plain admin forms.

You simply put that snipped in the <parameters> section of your widget configuration (`widget.xml').

When the user chooses a product, the parameter id_path would be set in your widget.

Inside of your widget block you can get this parameter like this:


The ID path contains stuff like 'product/123' - you probably only want the product id:

list($dummy, $productId) = explode("/", $this->getData('id_path'))
  • list didn'T work as expected - i had to list(, $productId) = explode("/",$this->getData('id_path'));
    – Barbarossa
    Jul 23, 2014 at 15:42

This is what I was looking for:

$product1Link = $fieldset->addField('product1_link', 'label', array(
        'name' => 'product1_link',
        'label' => Mage::helper('abc_productbundles')->__('Product 1'),
        'class' => 'widget-option',
        'value' => $model->getProduct1Link(),
        'required' => true,

$helperBlock = $this->getLayout()->createBlock('adminhtml/catalog_product_widget_chooser');
if ($helperBlock instanceof Varien_Object) {
  • $this->getChooserConfig() is its your defined method or magento? Jul 17, 2014 at 6:16
  • Magento method as I remember Jul 17, 2014 at 6:36
  • I'm trying the same but the button appears to be too small and without any label. Jul 17, 2014 at 6:56
  • @MohammadFaisal you need to implement the method yourself, and it returns the button text. See the improved answer
    – Erfan
    Sep 1, 2014 at 7:04

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