Here is a sample url from my company's Magento site (and we're obviously using stores in the URL hence the smi000.. code)


I understand that the category id is 312834, and the product id is 35830. I understand how to use Mage::helper->getURL() to get the URL, but how do I get the product ID using magento code (i.e. the "Magento Way"?)


You could get the product id from the core_url_rewrite table using the url for this, try this:

$url = Mage::helper->getURL();
$rewrite = Mage::getModel('core/url_rewrite')

$productId = $rewrite->getProductId();

$product = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->load($productId);

Also you could get the id from the url directly (no extra query to the DB) like this:

$productId = $this->getRequest()->getParam('id');

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