How i can get the scope_id value from core_config_data table of the current store-view?. I've tried using:


But this doesn't return the scope_id value.


  • Why do you need scope_id? Mar 7, 2014 at 14:35
  • because i need to get the config paths from an specific scope_id (store-view), when data is saved after selecting a store-view
    – Guille
    Mar 7, 2014 at 14:39
  • 2
    @Guille is this is the front end or the admin? Cause in the admin section Mage::app()->getStore()->getStoreId(); will always be the admin store id which is 0 May 22, 2014 at 16:01

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core_config_data table contain two important fields scope and scope_id.

There are three scope types

  • default
  • websites
  • stores

If scope is set to default then scope_id is always 0.

If scope is set to websites then scope_id is website_id.

If scope is set to stores then scope_id is store_id(store view).

Imagine that we need to get some config value. How Magento will get the it for current store view?

Search value by priority:

  • scope == stores and scope_id == store_id(store view)

  • scope == websites and scope_id == website_id (to which belongs current store view)

  • scope == default

  • default section of config.xml

  • Thanks. However when i tried to retrieve the scope_id value with Mage::app()->getStore()->getStoreId(); i always receive "0" on frontend, but when i check the table it says 2 or 3 depending on the store-view i selected...
    – Guille
    Mar 7, 2014 at 15:04
  • Do you switch between store views on frontend? Mar 7, 2014 at 15:07
  • no, i need to get the current scope_id value of the selected store-view when the user press Save Config. button
    – Guille
    Mar 7, 2014 at 15:08
  • scope_id is different for different config values and is not unique for the store view. Mar 7, 2014 at 15:10
  • i think scope_id value is unique because when i check the sql table core_config_data directly, i can see this value changes depending on the store-view i select, eg: English = 1, German = 2 etc....
    – Guille
    Mar 7, 2014 at 15:11

You can get current scope_id value after Save Config with this:

$code = Mage::getSingleton('adminhtml/config_data')->getStore();

$store_id = Mage::getModel('core/store')->load($code)->getId();

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