Magento 2.4.6

I added a button to my addtocart.phtml. Below the button I added a hidden field, like this:

<button type="submit" 
        title="<?= $buttonSampleTitle ?>" 
        class="action primary sample tocart"
        <?= $buttonSampleTitle ?>
<input type="hidden" id="is-sample" name="is-sample" value="0" />

Now I created an observer listening to the controller_action_predispatch_checkout_cart_add event. Doing so, I can read out the is-sample value in the observer like this:

$isSample = $observer->getRequest()->getParam('is-sample');

The problem is, I need to modify (change name and price) the quote item in the same observer, which doesnt work. It only works when I use the checkout_cart_product_add_after event. With that event on the other hand, I can not read the is-sample parameter in the observer.

Is there a way to make it work together? Or maybe there is another way of adding a button to my template and knowing it was clicked in the checkout_cart_product_add_after event?

Thanks for helping!

1 Answer 1


You can still get the request when using checkout_cart_product_add_after, it's just not included in the observer params, so you need to include it in your class manually:

namespace Namespace\Module\Observer;

class Observer implements \Magento\Framework\Event\ObserverInterface {
    private \Magento\Framework\App\RequestInterface $request;

    public function __construct(
        \Magento\Framework\App\RequestInterface $request
    ) {
        $this->request = $request;
    public function execute(\Magento\Framework\Event\Observer $observer): void {
        $isSample = $this->request->getParam('is-sample');
        // Rest of code
  • Awesome, works like a charm! Thanks! May 31, 2023 at 6:27

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