I used this to Add Additional Options In Magento 2 Cart


But this is working only with Simple product.

For configurable products, I did the following change

    'product_id' => $item->getProductId(),
    'code' => 'additional_options',
    'value' => serialize($additionalOptions)

After that, the additional_options going to the cart. But it is not getting saved when complete the order.

seems because of this ….

//filter out config/bundle etc product
if(!$item->getParentItemId() && $item->getProductType() == \Magento\Catalog\Model\Product\Type::TYPE_SIMPLE)
    $this->quoteItems[$item->getId()] = $item;

How can I fix it ? I need this functionality for configurable products.

3 Answers 3


after $item->addOption(...) try calling $item->saveItemOptions().
Also a side note, don't add the options as serialized using serialize($additionalOptions), use json_encode or better yet the method Magento\Framework\Serialize\Serializer\Json::serialize.


Step 1: Create registration.php and module.xml file the for custom module.

Step 2: Assign Observers to Events


    <?xml version="1.0"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:Event/etc/events.xsd">
    <event name="catalog_product_load_after">
        <observer name="set_additional_options" instance="Namespace\Mymodule\Observer\SetAdditionalOptions"/>

Step 3: Create the Observers


namespace Namespace\Mymodule\Observer;
use Magento\Framework\Event\ObserverInterface;
use Magento\Framework\App\RequestInterface;
use Magento\Framework\Serialize\SerializerInterface;
class SetAdditionalOptions implements ObserverInterface
     * @var RequestInterface
    protected $_request;
     * @param RequestInterface $request
    public function __construct(
        RequestInterface $request,
        SerializerInterface $serializer
    ) {
        $this->_request = $request;
        $this->serializer = $serializer;
     * @param \Magento\Framework\Event\Observer $observer
    public function execute(\Magento\Framework\Event\Observer $observer)
        // Check and set information according to your need
        if ($this->_request->getFullActionName() == 'checkout_cart_add') { //checking when product is adding to cart
            $product = $observer->getProduct();
            $additionalOptions = [];
            $additionalOptions[] = array(
                'label' => 'Some Label',
                'value' => 'Some Info',
            $observer->getProduct()->addCustomOption('additional_options', $this->serializer->serialize($additionalOptions));

run below command after

rm -rf var/di var/generation var/cache/* var/log/* var/page_cache/*

php bin/magento setup:upgrade

php bin/magento setup:di:compile

php bin/magento cache:clean

php bin/magento cache:flush

php bin/magento indexer:reindex

reference links



https://www.codedecorator.com/blog/how-to-additional-options-in-cart-item-magento2/ (Magento2.4)

  • Thanks for your answer. But still the same issue. The additional options not in the back-end when I order configurable products. Commented Jun 30, 2017 at 12:12
  • @SamanthaRajasingha - Can you refer the above both links?
    – Jjo
    Commented Jun 30, 2017 at 12:14
  • I used those links already, I got the same issue from there. Commented Jun 30, 2017 at 12:19
  • how to add additional options from the controller by item id in magento 2 Commented Oct 30, 2018 at 15:26
  • @SamanthaRajasingha, have you fixed the issue. I am facing same issue with additional options which is not showing in admin Commented Sep 30, 2019 at 12:32

After add additional options to cart You need to create another observer for save additional attributes order item from quote item.

Please add this event observer code in Module's etc/events.xml

<event name="sales_model_service_quote_submit_before">
    <observer instance="Vendor\Module\Observer\Sales\OrderItemAdditionalOptions" name="vendor_module_observer_sales_model_service_quote_submit_before"/>

Please create observer file in your module


And here is Observer code for save Additional Options to Order Item.

namespace Vendor\Module\Observer\Sales;
use Magento\Framework\Event\ObserverInterface;
use Magento\Framework\App\ObjectManager;
use Magento\Framework\Serialize\Serializer\Json;
class OrderItemAdditionalOptions implements ObserverInterface
public function __construct(
Json $serializer = null
) {    
    $this->serializer = $serializer ?: ObjectManager::getInstance()->get(Json::class);
 * @param \Magento\Framework\Event\Observer $observer
public function execute(\Magento\Framework\Event\Observer $observer)
    try {
        $quote = $observer->getQuote();
        $order = $observer->getOrder();
        $quoteItems = [];

        // Map Quote Item with Quote Item Id
        foreach ($quote->getAllVisibleItems() as $quoteItem) {
            $quoteItems[$quoteItem->getId()] = $quoteItem;

        foreach ($order->getAllVisibleItems() as $orderItem) {
            $quoteItemId = $orderItem->getQuoteItemId();
            $quoteItem = $quoteItems[$quoteItemId];
            $additionalOptions = $quoteItem->getOptionByCode('additional_options');

            if (count($additionalOptions) > 0) {
                // Get Order Item's other options
                $options = $orderItem->getProductOptions();
                // Set additional options to Order Item
                $options['additional_options'] = $this->serializer->unserialize($additionalOptions->getValue());
    } catch (\Exception $e) {
        // catch error if any

Please check this I think it will help you.

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