I'm getting the shopping cart using:

$cart = Mage::getSingleton('checkout/session')->getQuote();

And then iterating through it using:

foreach ($cart->getAllItems() as $item) { }

But it seems to be returning duplicate items with the same SKUs, but different product ids! On the main site, when I open the cart, however, it shows the single product.

cart: {
    id: 680,
    items: [
            name: "Tori Tank",
            price: "60.0000",
            id: "418",
            sku: "wbk004"
            name: "Tori Tank",
            price: "60.0000",
            id: "286",
            sku: "wbk004"

My question is.. Why is this happening? Shouldn't the parent (configurable) product be showing its own unique Sku?

Also, if I want to add a product to the cart, should I add the configurable product? Or do I add the simple product and Magento handles the rest?

3 Answers 3


According to Magento, when a configurable product added at cart then two rows are inserted at the database. one configurable product cart another is a simple product

  • One row has configurable id and simple product SKU and parent item id is null
  • Other rows have simple id and simple product SKU and parent item id should above row id

As you have using getAllItems() then on for loop you need to check is it has parent item $item->getParentItemId().

foreach ($cart->getAllItems() as $item) {
    / * add this */
    if ($item->getParentItemId()) {
  • You can also used Marius code for user visibility purpose
    – Amit Bera
    Mar 31, 2015 at 7:49
  • There is a problem though.. I can't get the color, size, etc.. When I use the getAllVisibleItems(). How should I do that?
    – Pat
    Mar 31, 2015 at 8:44
  • yes it possible by using Product model by Sku,because sku is same for two.. rowss
    – Amit Bera
    Mar 31, 2015 at 9:15

Use $cart->getAllVisibleItems() instead of $cart->getAllItems().
You get duplicates because when adding a configurable product to the cart, magento actually adds 2 products, the simple product and the configurable product but only one is visible for the user.

  • If I add a simple product, it will automatically add the configurable one as well? Or do I need to do it manually?
    – Pat
    Mar 31, 2015 at 7:32
  • No. When you add a configurable product, there will be 2 in the cart,.
    – Marius
    Mar 31, 2015 at 8:05
$cart = Mage::getModel('checkout/cart')->getQuote();

foreach ($cart->getAllVisibleItems() as $item) 
  echo $productName = $item->getProduct()->getName();
  echo $productPrice = $item->getProduct()->getPrice();
  echo $grandTotal = Mage::getModel('checkout/session')->getQuote()->getGrandTotal();
  echo $this->helper('catalog/image')->init($item->getProduct(), 'small_image')->resize(50,50);

  • Add code in <?php ?> for all lines
    – Bhagyavant
    Apr 18, 2017 at 8:22

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