I have googled for hours on end for a solution to this, but I cannot find an answer. Really hope StackExchange can help me out.

My goal is to get the customer comment, if any, added into my order/invoice emails defined in System > Transactional Emails and also in the PDF that the back-end generates when "Print" is pressed.

I have Magento running with GoMage Light Checkout 5.7.

I'm thinking the easiest way to get the data accessible in both the email and PDF could be to use System > Custom Variables.

The field I want in the email is from the table sales_flat_order, the column is named gomage_checkout_customer_comment.

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To add the fields to your email, go to system transactional email then edit/import those template.

Then add the following code where you want it to show.

{{var order.gomage_checkout_customer_comment}}

To add these field to your pdf see Add custom attribute to Magento’s PDF invoice

  • I have added {{var order.gomage_checkout_customer_comment}} to my mail template and that works great. Thank you. :) And I have followed the guide to the PDF changes, but nothing changes on the PDFs. Shouldn't the Inchoo code be activated somehow in Magento? Or does that happen autimatically? Commented Feb 27, 2015 at 19:40
  • Yes you need to activate it .... see Activating Our Module @ smashingmagazine.com/2012/03/01/basics-creating-magento-module Commented Feb 27, 2015 at 20:10

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