Recently in the development of a Magento site the setHasDownloadableProducts($observer) method has stopped running when the checkout_type_onepage_save_order_after event is fired.

Unfortunately I can't pinpoint exactly when it stopped but I do know that it was working previously.

I am certain the event is firing thanks to Mage::Log on the dispatchEvent() method; it records the event whenever a user completes the checkout, just as it should.

I'm also confident the event is firing as I have attached a custom method to the same event and that runs great.

Has anyone seen anything like this? I'm not sure where to look really, apart from the obvious (the Mage_Downloadable extension is enabled) because I haven't knowingly made any changes to the code in this area.

UPDATE: So, I found that if I remove my custom method which is attached to the same event, the original runs as it should... Should both attached methods run when the event is fired?

I found something on this site which suggested adding <depends><Mage_Downloadable/></depends> to the app/etc/modules XML file but this made no difference, the custom method still seems to override the in built method.

UPDATE 2: Okay, so I've worked round this by simply attaching my custom method to a suitable nearby event, sales_order_save_commit_after. Would still like some insight on why this didn't work in the first case though and if my workaround will have any unintended consequences... Thanks for reading!

UPDATE 3: As requested, here is the config.xml:

<?xml version="1.0"?>

As mentioned previously, the sales_order_save_commit_after event was checkout_type_onepage_save_order_after but this failed to run as I'm already using it in another module.

The observer code is as follows:


class Company_Extension_Model_Observer
    public $SpecificProducts = array(1,2,3);
     * Set checkout session flag if order has specific product(s)
     * @param Varien_Object $observer
     * @return Company_Extension_Model_Observer
    public function setHasSpecificProducts($observer)
        Mage::log("Called setHasSpecificProducts()", null, 'Company.log', true);
        $session = Mage::getSingleton('checkout/session');
        if (!$session->getHasSpecificProducts()) {
            $order = $observer->getEvent()->getOrder();
            /* @var $item Mage_Sales_Model_Order_Item */
            foreach ($order->getAllItems() as $item) {
                Mage::log("Found order item", null, 'Company.log', true);
                $full_item = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->load($item->getProductId());

                if (in_array($full_item->getId(),$this->SpecificProducts))
                    Mage::log("Specific order item found", null, 'Company.log', true);

closed as too broad by Anna Völkl, Marius Feb 15 '15 at 18:25

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  • Could you post your config.xml and observer code so that we can help you out? – David Manners Jun 19 '14 at 8:10