My fellow devs!

I am attempting to change the standard "add to cart" functionality to include AJAX. I've taken on board advice that overloading addAction method in the Checkout/CartController.php methods is bad so I am now trying to do it via the events system.

I need to return a JSON response to my AJAX request. The response must have things like grand total, num items etc which I see I can get from the event checkout_cart_save_after (Ln 464 - Checkout/Model/Cart.php) but I cannot access the response object as this event is executed within Model. Event checkout_cart_add_product_complete (Ln 230 - Checkout/controllers/CartController.php) does appear to have access to this so as I see it the logical thing to do would be to share the data between my event handlers.

I've only been using Magento for a few weeks now so does this logic sound correct and can I share this data?

  • you can share data using Register Design patter of Magento
    – Keyul Shah
    Sep 23, 2014 at 5:53
  • @KeyulShah could you please elaborate with an example. Sep 23, 2014 at 5:58
  • yes sure ...........
    – Keyul Shah
    Sep 23, 2014 at 5:58

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I will give you example of Register Design Pattern In Magento.

All the singletons are stored in the internal registry: a global scoped container for storing data. It is not only for internal use.

Set data from Registry via Register Design Pattern.

Mage::register($key, $value);

Get data from Registry via Register Design Pattern.

Mage::registry($key) ;

remove data from Registry via Register Design Pattern.


The registry is often used for transferring data between scopes when they cannot be passed on, otherwise.

  • you are welcome :)
    – Keyul Shah
    Sep 23, 2014 at 6:07

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