I have two stores. View one is in English and the other is the translation, each product has the same price and information but the difference is the translation.

I want all orders in the back-end with the same items information taking in to account the fact the site/view that the item was ordered from. For example suppose I have the item with a name of name1 in first view and name2 in the second view. If the customer creates the order in first view I will see it as name1, and name2 if he creates it from the second view.

I tried to find the code that processes the checkout to change the code and set the store id to one in all cases, but I didn't find it.

Then I tried to handle it in shopping cart by changing the code _initProduct()in :

$product = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')
$product = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')

So could you tell me please how I can do both things, changing the info of the product in the cart and order?

Edit One:

After tracing Magento code

I changed the method setProduct in class Mage_Sales_Model_Quote_Item to have this code:

    if($product->getStoreId !== 1){
    $productTemp =  Mage::getModel('catalog/product') ->setStoreId(1)
    $this->setData('product', $product)

My question is, is it bad practice to edit core files & does this edit have a negative impact?

1 Answer 1


To get the product from different store.

I have to override the CartController located in \app\code\core\Mage\Checkout\controllers\CartController.php

edit the code store in _initProduct() to the store you want to load the product from it.

Also I have to edit the quote by editing method setProduct in class Mage_Sales_Model_Quote_Item

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