It is driving me crazy. What I want to do is creating a new Action in the controller:


I have done the rewrite using that:

                        <mymodule_resetdownloads before="Mage_Adminhtml">Mymodule_Resetdownloads_Adminhtml</mymodule_resetdownloads>

and the class is:

require_once (Mage::getModuleDir('controllers','Mage_Adminhtml').DS.'Sales/OrderController.php');
class Mymodule_Resetdownloads_Adminhtml_Sales_OrderController extends Mage_Adminhtml_Sales_OrderController

    public function resetAction() {

        $id = $this->getRequest()->getParam('id');
        echo $id;


Now the rewrite works and I know that because if I create another action like viewAction() it uses mine. But my problem is that I can't create a new one. Any idea why? Am I doing something wrong. I am not getting any error from what I have done, it just redirects me to dashboard.

  • what url is being called for the reset action? – David Manners Jul 25 '14 at 11:48
  • <a href="<?php echo $this->getBaseUrl().'admin/sales_order/reset/id/'.$_link->getId(); ?>">Reset Downloads</a> – vbak Jul 25 '14 at 12:09
  • Your link should be Mage::helper('adminhtml')->getUrl("adminhtml/sales_order/reset", array('id'=> $_link->getId())) – Renon Stewart Jul 25 '14 at 19:52

The issue seem to be with your url key, try adding this to your controller (then go to Admin -> Sales -> Order and click on any order #)

To get the admin url use

Mage::helper('adminhtml')->getUrl("adminhtml/sales_order/mytest", array('id'=> 1));


public function mytestAction(){
    echo 'mytestAction()';

//to be deleted
public function viewAction(){
   echo '<a href ="' . Mage::helper('adminhtml')->getUrl("adminhtml/sales_order/mytest", array('order_id'=> 1)) .'">mytest action</a>';
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  • Thanks my friend! My bad! The way I was making the link was wrong. – vbak Jul 27 '14 at 8:34

you need to make your controller extend the original controller: Mage_Adminhtml_Sales_OrderController instead of Mage_Adminhtml_Controller_Action

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                        <Mymodule_Resetdownloads before="Mage_Adminhtml">Mymodule_Resetdownloads_Adminhtml</Mymodule_Resetdownloads>
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  • As I said in my question the controller is overrode correctly and if I use the original Actions like viewActions it is using mine.The problem is that I can't create a new Action ! PS I did try that.Still the same.Thanks! – vbak Jul 25 '14 at 11:37

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