I'm making an observer to check after a order is made, if there is any product inside that order that has the sync attribute marked as "Yes".

I'm confused about the models and methods I'd use to make it.

Is this the best way to do it? Can someone give me an example of the methods I would need?

  • 1
    which Magento version you are using? Aug 10, 2017 at 17:33
  • version
    – Stordon
    Aug 10, 2017 at 17:54

2 Answers 2


For Magento 1 you can use sales_convert_quote_to_order event


also in config.xml add this to global node

                <sync />


public function syncSomething(Varien_Event_Observer $observer)
    $quote = $observer->getQuote();
    foreach ($quote->getItemsCollection() as $item) {
        if ($item->getProduct()->getSync()) {
            # do something here
  • my supervisor told me I need to use event "sales_order_place_after"
    – Stordon
    Aug 10, 2017 at 18:00
  • @Stordon have you tested it? I guess it works. sales_order_place_after can work too, then observer has to be adjusted ... $order = $observer->getOrder(); ...
    – sv3n
    Aug 10, 2017 at 18:04
  • Gonna test both! Thank you very much. I didn't quite understand why "getSync()", could you explain it to me? You're getting the attribute "sync", but how come it is a method?
    – Stordon
    Aug 10, 2017 at 18:12
  • $prod->getSync() is just a magic getter method for product attributes. It's same as $prod->getData('sync'). And if you say "set to YES" i guess attribute will return 0 or 1.
    – sv3n
    Aug 10, 2017 at 18:15
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    He said its a pattern we follow inside our company. Your way worked, thank you!
    – Stordon
    Aug 10, 2017 at 18:39

Create an observer for handling the event after checkout an order.

File app\code\YourNameSpace\YourModule\etc\events.xml:

<?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="sales_order_place_after">
    <observer name="acommerce_utm_after_checkout_event" instance="YourNameSpace\YourModule\Observer\SalesOrderAfterPlaceObserver" />

After that, create file app\code\YourNameSpace\YourModule\Observer\SalesOrderAfterPlaceObserver.php:

namespace YourNamespace\YourModule\Observer;

use Magento\Framework\Event\Observer as EventObserver;
use Magento\Framework\Event\ObserverInterface;

class SalesOrderAfterPlaceObserver implements ObserverInterface
    * @param EventObserver $observer
    * @throws \Exception
    public function execute(EventObserver $observer)

        /** @var \Magento\Sales\Model\Order $order */
        $order = $observer->getEvent()->getOrder();

        $products = $order->getAllItems();

       foreach ($products as $product) {
            $check = $product->getCustomAttribute('sync');
            //$check = $product->getSync();
            // Check your value here

Note: Remember to clean cache, and run command setup:upgrade in order for the event to work.

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