i am using this following code to restrict the "cash on delivery" payment method based on pin code.


Please check code here

now if cash on delivery payment method is not visible means i want to display "cod is not available" under

payment method.

please help me to find solution.

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    please try if (!in_array($customerZip, $restrictedZips)) { throw new Mage_Core_Exception(Mage::helper('payment')->__('Code is not avaliable.')); return false; }
    – Amit Bera
    Commented Mar 31, 2015 at 8:00
  • i did what you told, check here once : pastebin.com/EX6q7zSG but i am getting error : "Exception printing is disabled by default for security reasons". please see when u r free..... Commented Apr 1, 2015 at 4:46

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You referral link can only remove the code from payment list at check payment step.If you set error message at session (Mage::getSingleton('core/session')->addError(Mage::helper('payment')->__('Code is not avaliable.'))) on function isAvaliable it can be shown on next step.

According my concept it will be good idea to do something at methods.phtml where all payment method has been listing during the checkout.

    foreach ($this->getMethods() as $_method):
        $_code = $_method->getCode();
    if($_code =='cashondelivery'):
echo Mage::helper('payment')->__('Code is not avaliable.'));
  • can you please tell in which file , i have to add this code : "(Mage::getSingleton('core/session')->addError(Mage::helper('payment')->__('Code is not avaliable.')))" Commented Apr 1, 2015 at 5:35
  • i followed your code here : app/design/frontend/base/default/checkout/onepage/payment/methods.phtml. methods.phtml = > pastebin.com/B8XbJY4m but after "shipping information" it's redirecting to "checkout " page. but i did't got where to use this code : (Mage::getSingleton('core/session')->addError(Mage::helper('payment')->__('Code is not avaliable.'))) Commented Apr 1, 2015 at 6:27
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    Please use my code. Please don't use session.as I mentioned
    – Amit Bera
    Commented Apr 1, 2015 at 6:29
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    please open template hint.. check the file at checkout payment step
    – Amit Bera
    Commented Apr 1, 2015 at 6:35
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    it is not possiable to check myself. i was give idea.please do yourself...
    – Amit Bera
    Commented Apr 1, 2015 at 6:49

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