I need to read the product options values just after a product is added to cart. I then have an observer on catalog_product_load_after (I use this event as trigger as my method is also called for product page which run the same event)

I tried to do :

$_product = $observer->getEvent()->getProduct();
$options = $_product->getOptions();

But it does not work…

Thank you for your help,


  • Do you want all options on the product or the specific options on the quote item? Oct 23 '14 at 14:37
  • I would like to access the options values entered by the customer on the product page...
    – Alexglvr
    Oct 24 '14 at 5:34
  • Then you need access to the quote_item, not the product. The product is a product, there are no information about customer, choosen options, etc. in it. Oct 25 '14 at 10:00

In fact, I think that when the catalog_product_load_after is called when a product is added to cart, the quote item is not yet defined. Therefore it seems not to be possible to access the item options values…

Indeed, if a $urlParams = Mage::app()->getRequest()->getParams(); is done on the observer, we can see that the options values are posted in the URL… So not stored yet in the item...

I then changed the triggering event of my method on checkout_cart_product_add_after

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