I have Block class

class Abc_AddressManager_Block_Address_Book extends 

Mage_Customer_Block_Address_Book {
       public function getAdditionalAddresses() {
          $addresses = $this->getCustomer()->getAddresses();
          return $addresses;

And Helper class

class Abc_AddressManager_Helper_Data extends Mage_Core_Helper_Abstract {...}

want to call getAdditionalAddresses() in Helper

Have tried

$addressBookBlock = $this->getLayout()->getBlockSingleton('Abc_AddressManager_Block_Address_Book');
$_pAddsses = $addressBookBlock->getAdditionalAddresses();

1 Answer 1


you should not call block methods in helpers.
Try it the other way around.
Declare your method in the helper and call it in your block using

  • Thanks for attention, not possible, as you can see in updated post, it is returning current customers address, then in helper, I have to load my customer, which I don't want. Commented Nov 23, 2016 at 11:58
  • you still have to load the customer in the helper. Because using it with getBlockSingleton() will most probably get an error because getCustomer may be null.
    – Marius
    Commented Nov 23, 2016 at 12:00

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