If I apply 2 discount codes, I end up with a caption in my sub-total area will be :

Discount (discount number one, discount number two)

with the discount labels in brackets and separated by a comma

I want them as below

   - discount number one
   - discount number two

With the discount labels shown as a list

I can't locate which file is doing this generation of the Discount label.

It is for use in Magento EE


To create beautiful discount breakdown we:
1. changed the template app/design/frontend/base/default/template/checkout/total/default.phtml for the block Mage_Checkout_Block_Total_Default via rewrite;
2. added observer to the items validation and collected prices/names in the address object;
3. added collected info to the $address->addTotal() call inside Mage_SalesRule_Model_Quote_Discount class;

            'code'      => $this->getCode(),
            'title'     => Mage::helper('sales')->__('Discount'),
            'value'     => $amount,
            'full_info' => $address->getDiscountDescription(), // <-- new data

The result looks as:


  • Can you please explain more? I did not understand which observer I have to use and where I add my above code? – Rajan Soni Jul 27 '17 at 7:55

The best way to debug issues like this is to Enable Template Path hint in Magento


  • app/design/frontend/base/default/template/checkout/total/default.phtml


  • Mage_Checkout_Block_Total_Default
  • thanks, already got that, but that did not help me enough. – Memes Sep 30 '14 at 11:10

The part where the description is set is in the fetch-method in app/code/core/Mage/SalesRule/Model/Quote/Discount.php.

The important lines are:

$description = $address->getDiscountDescription();
$title = Mage::helper('sales')->__('Discount (%s)', $description);

getDiscountDescription() refers to the discount_description column in the sales_flat_quote_address table.

According to Mage_Sales_Model_Quote_Address the discount description can be set as string or array:

 * @method Mage_Sales_Model_Quote_Address setDiscountDescription(string $value)
 * @method Mage_Sales_Model_Quote_Address setDiscountDescriptionArray(array $value)

So my guess would be to rewrite Mage_SalesRule_Model_Quote_Discount and adapt your $descriptionthere.

  • no, I have one discount for a product and another discount for another product. made through shopping cart rules. – Memes Sep 12 '14 at 12:03
  • and for the database thing, I do not check as they are surely not stored together, they are 2 separated rules, therefore, the caption is generated when creating the shopping cart page. – Memes Sep 12 '14 at 12:05
  • Hi, I updated my answer – justin Sep 12 '14 at 13:35

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