I have an observer and would like to get the selected custom options array.

I have found the two elements I require in:


Which are:

$_item = $this->getItem();
$_options = $this->getOptionList();

I just don't know how to get them in an observer i.e. what else I have to call.

  • what event are you observing? – Marius Sep 8 '15 at 15:12

I assume your observer method looks something like this:

public function doSomething($observer)

If so, you can get the item like this:

$_item = $observer->getQuoteItem();

and you can get the options like this:

$options = Mage::helper('catalog/product_configuration')->getCustomOptions($_item); //where $_item is the result of the previous line.
  • Thanks, but I need to call specifically 'getOptionList();' which unfortunately is not working. Do you have any suggestions? – windywah Sep 8 '15 at 15:35
  • If I use: $options = Mage::helper('catalog/product_configuration')->getOptionList($_item); I get: Call to undefined method MageWorx_CustomOptions_Helper_Product_Configuration::getOptionList() – windywah Sep 8 '15 at 15:40
  • The method name is getCustomOptions not getOptionList – Marius Sep 8 '15 at 16:14
  • The method I require is getoptionlist() which works fine in: app/design/frontend/MY-THEME/default/template/checkout/cart/item/default.phtml I just need to know how to use it in an observer. Thanks! – windywah Sep 8 '15 at 16:57
  • You cannot use the exact method because that one is available only in that block. I gave you an alternative. The method in the template you mentioned is basically a wrapper for what I suggested. – Marius Sep 8 '15 at 17:18

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