Hi Magento developers...

I'm having a bit of trouble with my new module. I created a simple module for people leaving their basket, without buying. I register every item put in the basket nice, with the observers in Magento. I then have a cron job running every minute and checking if a user has been inactive for 20 min. Then it send an email with a reference to a token in the database and here comes my failing bit.

I'm calling something like: www.domain.tld/add-to-basket?token=some_hash

I then retrieve all items from my database, with that token nothing hard here. But when I want to add then to the current guest cart it fails. I have searched the web thin and have come up with this.:

$session = Mage::getModel('checkout/session');
$quote = $session->getQuote();

foreach($entries as $entry){
    $quantity = $entry->getQuantity();
    $productId = $entry->getProductId();
    $product = Mage::getSingleton('catalog/product')->load($productId);
    $quote->addProduct($product, new Varien_Object(['qty' => $quantity]));



  • I'm using oneStepCheckout
  • Sometimes it works
  • No exceptions are thrown (the code is wrapped in a try/catch)
  • Have been debugging all the way (no errors or mystically values)


I think that the problem is, that the cart has not been initialized properly, when I try to add stuff to it, but I can't seem to find a solution for that.

Hope you can help.

// Ulrik

1 Answer 1


I think I figured it out. I initialize the cart, then add all the items, then I set the flag of totals collected to false and then run save on the cart.

The final code:

$cart = Mage::getSingleton('checkout/cart');

foreach($entries as $entry){
    $quantity = $entry->getQuantity();
    $productId = $entry->getProductId();
    $product = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->load($productId);
    $cart->addProduct($product, new Varien_Object(['qty' => $quantity]));


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