I've thought about magic methods(based on php)in Magento help developers work more easily.Especially, getter method is pretty useful to create own custom module.

As far as i know, get methods has some rules for existing

  1. use camelCase like getName() , getLastName()

  2. format like $this->getVariable

Actually, i've search on Google, i couldn't find the what extactly i have to write on gray part. I mean that i don't know what i write as variablemeans extactly.

is it from field name base on table ? or any other stuffs?

And i want to know the part what i checked as $order->getShippingdescription() , $product->getName(). is it called frontname?

Thank you so much!


If you have an object of a model class, your table column names are firstname, email_address, id. You can get this value following way:


etc. that means every underscore remove and next first letter should be capital letter.

N.B: If any method name you can find that are unavailable in table column, it must be an model class custom method. Example: $order->getId() returns sales_flat_order table entity_id column.

If method is not an column name then it must be present in model class. e.g: $order->getPayment() return payment model object and its present in Mage_Sales_Model_Order class.

  • awww i perfectly got it. Then, if i know a name of model class and the column name of table that the model class use, am i able to use getter(or setter method) without any problem ? – 3CE Apr 6 '17 at 13:02
  • @3CE yes, you can. – Sohel Rana Apr 6 '17 at 14:16

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