I put the form for the checkbox how many items the user want to buy:

<?php $haveProds = $this->getHaveProducts();?>
            <?php if($_product->isAvailable() && $haveProds) { ?>
                <div class="mergeContainer">
                    <?php if(!$_product->isGrouped()): ?>
                    <label for="qty">Wählen Sie Ihre gewünschte Menge</label>
                    <?php endif; ?>
                    <select name="qty" id="qty">
                      <?php $i = 1 ?>
                      <?php do { ?>
                        <option value="<?php echo $i?>">
                          <?php echo $i?>
                          <?php $i++ ?>
                        <?php } while ($i <= (int)Mage::getModel('cataloginventory/stock_item')->loadByProduct($_product)->getMaxSaleQty()) ?>
                    <?php if ($_product->isSaleable() && $this->hasOptions()):?>
                        <?php echo $this->getChildChildHtml('container1', '', true, true) ?>
                    <?php endif;?>
                    <?php if ($_product->isSaleable() && $this->hasOptions()):?>
                        <?php echo $this->getChildChildHtml('container2', '', true, true) ?>
                    <?php endif;?>
            <?php }?>

from my app/design/frontend/base/default/template/catalog/product/view-adopted.phtml to .../view/addtocart.phtml

so the user will be able to change the quantity directly above the add-to-cart button in the right box.

After that the selected value of the dropdown won't be overtaken in the cart anymore. If I click on "add to cart" now, just one item is added.

Unfortunately I can't find the function that reads this value. Can anyone help me?

Best Vanessa

  • if you use the developer tools in your browser, what is the url that the add to cart button is using, including the parameters. Jul 21, 2014 at 7:22
  • onclick function is: productAddToCartForm.submit(this), URL is: http://lenas-tulpenbaum.localhost/checkout/cart/add/uenc/aHR0cDovL2xlbmFzLXR1bHBlbmJhdW0ubG9jYWxob3N0L3Jvc2UuaHRtbD9fX19TSUQ9VQ,,/product/381/ Jul 21, 2014 at 7:48
  • Is this qty drop down inside the add to cart form? otherwise it wont work Jul 21, 2014 at 7:50
  • Ah.. no, the form-declaration was still at the old place - I took the form now to the sidebox with the dropdown. Thank you very much! Jul 21, 2014 at 8:03

1 Answer 1


So that we have an answer here.

What you should do is have this quantity field inside the add to cart form so that the button action productAddToCartForm.submit(this) will be able to load the requested quantity information and pass this to the cart itself.

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