I have a configurable product and I want to capture the data of the associated product which is added to cart.


On this example, when you chose green and add it to cart, a popup will display with the red image(configurable product image). I want to get the associated product image etc.

Any idea?


If you want to show simple product thumbnail in shopping cart than you can change configuration on below path:

you will find this option in shopping cart section as define below.

system->configuration->sales->checkout->shopping cart tab.


  • If you found answer helpful than please accept it. – Hardik Shah Jan 23 '15 at 15:20
  • Thanks, but although similar, this is not what I wanted. – Klevis Miho Jan 23 '15 at 15:37

Have a look in Mage_Sales_Model_Quote_Item_Abstract::getChildren, you should be able to use it to get the first child of a configurable which will be it's associated simple, then get whatever data you require.

Something like the following:

$helper = Mage::helper('catalog/image');

//However you get the quoteItem, it goes here!
$quoteItem = Mage::getModel('sales/quote_item');

$imageUrl = $helper->init($quoteItem->getProduct(), 'small_image');

if ($quoteItem->getData('product_type') == Mage_Catalog_Model_Product_Type::TYPE_CONFIGURABLE) {

    $children = $quoteItem->getChildren();
    $childQuoteItem = reset($children);
    if ($childQuoteItem) {
        $imageUrl = $helper->init($childQuoteItem->getProduct(), 'small_image');
  • This code gets all children? – Klevis Miho Jan 23 '15 at 15:35
  • Calling reset on it will get the first child, which will be the simple of the configurable – Luke Rodgers Jan 23 '15 at 16:03
  • Tried your code but it throws an error. Also tried with $_product->getChildren() but doesn't get any. – Klevis Miho Jan 23 '15 at 17:59
  • Product get children willnae work. What error is thrown? – Luke Rodgers Jan 24 '15 at 0:11
  • Fatal error: Call to a member function setFinalPrice() on a non-object in /home/manoolia/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Sales/Model/Quote/Item/Abstract.php on line 89 – Klevis Miho Jan 28 '15 at 11:12

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