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Please explain why magento involve address while calculating grand total and other calculations while calling collectTotals() in saving cart.It involve table sales_flat_quote_address while interacting with sales_flat_quote

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The shipping address is used to determine the cost of the shipping method, because it might be a different cost for the shipping whether you ship to USA, Germany or Denmark.

If a shipping method is already set in the session that is.

For example if you go into the checkout and select a shipping method and then go back to the cart, then your shipping costs will be shown on the cart page.

  • What if I need to add an attribute like tax in my case(advance partial payment) which is independent of shipping address?Do I need to add that attribute to sales_flat_quote_address – Rahul Kathuria May 11 '15 at 9:15

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