So I have the store code and I would really like simply the store id. Ideally I do not want to simply load the store completely as I only need the id.

One idea I had was to load this via a collection but I was wondering if there was another way via a helper or resource.

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    For me this works perfectly: Mage::app()->getStore($storeCode)->getId(); – hatef Jul 24 '15 at 15:15

Haven't tested this but I seem to remember you can get the ID by using the method loadConfig in the model Mage_Core_Model_Store

After that you can get the ID by calling getId() on the model.

The loadConfig method uses the loaded configuration to retrieve store data

$store = Mage::getConfig()->getNode()->stores->{$code};

Which gives you the following values

  • id
  • code
  • website_id
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    Strange - for me (Magento this returns NULL. What worked for me was Mage::getConfig()->getNode('stores')->{$code} – Doug McLean Jul 8 '15 at 12:38
  • Or even better : Mage::getConfig()->getNode('stores')->{$code}->{'system'}->{'store'}->{'id'}; – anshuman Apr 21 '16 at 14:26
  • @dougMcLean got the same problem on EE, this appears when "config" cache is enabled - looks like Magento cache issue. Sander would you be so kind to edit your answer using Mage::getConfig()->getNode('stores')->{$code}, so the solution works for both enabled/disabled cache cases? – Kate Suykovskaya Dec 13 '16 at 9:58
  • I have multistore, how can i display selected store products using store id, my code -> justpaste.it/6fi1f – Gem Aug 9 '18 at 8:05

Mage::getModel('core/store')->load($storeCode, 'code')->getId()

Isn't this the simplest way to do?

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    It may be simplest but might not be the best for site performance to load the full store when I only need the id. – David Manners Apr 27 '15 at 16:30
  • Ok, makes sense. Then direct SQL in a resource model :) – Zifius Apr 28 '15 at 7:40

I don't know if this is something that's peculiar to but I couldn't get either Mage::getConfig()->getNode()->stores->{$code} or Mage::getModel('core/store')->loadConfig($code) (which in fact calls Mage::getConfig()->getNode()->stores->{$code}) to return anything.

The first was close... with a subtle change in form, this gets a result, though it's waaay more info than you need:

$store = Mage::getConfig()->getNode('stores')->{$code}

What worked for me, to get just the store id, was this:

$storeId = Mage::getConfig()->getNode('stores')->{$code}->system->store->id;

...still inefficient, of course, loading all that config info just for one little number. But hey, that's Magento for you.


The following should work:

<?php echo Mage::getModel('core/store')->loadConfig($code)->getId(); ?>
  • Thanks for the answer, though this appears to be the same as the earlier one :) – David Manners Jan 28 '15 at 11:05
  • Yes, noticed it after I posted my response :) – Fran Mayers Jan 28 '15 at 11:19

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