When I save new value of a custom option in system config that new value is not available in the same request. For example, somewhere at the beginning of a controller action in a custom module I save the new value:

Mage::getConfig()->saveConfig('some/custom/option1', 'ABC');

And then at the end of that action when I try to get the value of this option from config:

$newValue = Mage::getStoreConfig('some/custom/option1');

it doesn't return ABC but the old value of this option. I understand it gets this old value from cached config.

Question: Is there a way to programmatically refresh/reload the system config to get the real last saved values from system config?

1 Answer 1


Try Mage::app()->getConfig()->reinit();

  • Thank you. Does this have any important side effects which I should know about before using it? :)
    – zitix
    May 27, 2014 at 16:06
  • @zitix afaik there is no side effect. This method invalidates the config cache and performs a complete reload of the configurations. The script runtime is of course longer.
    – Thorsten
    May 28, 2014 at 7:29

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