I have a scenario where i need to be able to select magento stores like this from the system configuration section.

Store view


This goes in the system.xml under the fields tag.

<field_name_here translate="title" module="[module]">
    <label>Label goes here</label>
    <sort_order>10</sort_order> <!-- feel free to change this value -->
    <show_in_default>1</show_in_default><!-- can be 0 or 1 -->
    <show_in_website>0</show_in_website><!-- can be 0 or 1 -->
    <show_in_store>0</show_in_store><!-- can be 0 or 1 -->

Then create the source model.
For that you need a class inside your module.

app/code/[codebool]/[Namespace]/[Module]/Model/Store.php with this code:

class [Namespace]_[Module]_Model_Store {
    public function toOptionArray() {
        return Mage::getSingleton('adminhtml/system_store')->getStoreValuesForForm(false, true);

Replace in the code above the values between [] with the appropriate values and you are done.

  • when I use this code it shows the options Yes and No in the screen not the stores. Weird stuff, any idea why? – Sander van Zuidam Mar 14 '16 at 15:49
  • maybe you have the wrong source model. – Marius Mar 14 '16 at 15:53
  • It shows the store information and I can select it but how can I actually save the value that was selected? Would be great if I can save it in the core_config_table so I can use it later on. – Sander van Zuidam Mar 16 '16 at 15:30

Marius' answer is correct, however, I'd like to add that you can use Mage_Adminhtml_Model_System_Config_Source_Store as your source_model. Which would result in <source_model>adminhtml/system_config_source_store</source_model> in your system.xml field for your config variable.

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