In my Carrier class for my custom shipping method, I have tried calling $request->getAllItems() as well as injecting an instance of Magento\Checkout\Model\Session and calling getAllItems as well. All that is returned is an array of empty objects. No matter what I do, they are empty. I am just trying to get the items in the cart to send to our shipping rate service to calculate the rates.

I referred to this as well to guide me: Magento 2 - How to get all items in cart?

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It is very strange, because I can see in debug all items directly in the request, and they is not empty:

example from debug

Try to get items from the quote, like:

$items = $this->session->getQuote()->getAllItems();

It should work, since all items are constantly stored in the quote.

  • It seems that you have to call methods explicitly on the collection that is returned. Trying to var_dump() the getAllItems() result is always empty. After I iterated through the the items I was able to get methods. It seemed really odd though that I wasnt able to dump out the contents with var_dump. Anyone know why this is? Mar 13, 2017 at 12:11
  • @StephenHendricks getAllitems returns all of the items in the cart gyazo.com/37d7761faef2e09ce4e669e4fc4311e9 not an empty array. Here the items has been added to the request: Magento\Quote\Model\Quote\Address::requestShippingRates in line 957: $request->setAllItems($item ? [$item] : $this->getAllItems()); and you can see how it works in the public function getAllItems() in the same class. Mar 13, 2017 at 12:41
  • I saw how it worked, but just for some reason whenever i tried to log the contents of the result of this method, I went to json_encode() and log it, and it just serialized to an empty object is what I'm saying. Mar 13, 2017 at 12:52
  • @StephenHendricks I'll try to reproduce your error, on which line you do this? Mar 13, 2017 at 14:07
  • I've sense gotten around this, but I believe I was in the collectRates() method on in the shipping carrier class. I believe I had injected an instance of checkout/session and called getQuote() on that and then getAllItems on that. and I just tried to do json_encode($this->_logger->debug($this->_session->getQuote()->getAllItems())); or something along these lines. Mar 13, 2017 at 17:46

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