How to get the store id from the code

The question:

So I have the store code and I would really like simply the store id. Ideally I do not want to simply load the store completely as I only need the id.

One idea I had was to load this via a collection but I was wondering if there was another way via a helper or resource.

The Solutions:

Below are the methods you can try. The first solution is probably the best. Try others if the first one doesn’t work. Senior developers aren’t just copying/pasting – they read the methods carefully & apply them wisely to each case.

Method 1

Haven’t tested this but I seem to remember you can get the ID by using the method loadConfig in the model Mage_Core_Model_Store

After that you can get the ID by calling getId() on the model.

The loadConfig method uses the loaded configuration to retrieve store data

$store = Mage::getConfig()->getNode()->stores->{$code};

Which gives you the following values

  • id
  • code
  • website_id

Method 2

Mage::getModel('core/store')->load($storeCode, 'code')->getId()

Isn’t this the simplest way to do?

Method 3

I don’t know if this is something that’s peculiar to but I couldn’t get either Mage::getConfig()->getNode()->stores->{$code} or Mage::getModel('core/store')->loadConfig($code) (which in fact calls Mage::getConfig()->getNode()->stores->{$code}) to return anything.

The first was close… with a subtle change in form, this gets a result, though it’s waaay more info than you need:

$store = Mage::getConfig()->getNode('stores')->{$code}

What worked for me, to get just the store id, was this:

$storeId = Mage::getConfig()->getNode('stores')->{$code}->system->store->id;

…still inefficient, of course, loading all that config info just for one little number. But hey, that’s Magento for you.

Method 4

The following should work:

<?php echo Mage::getModel('core/store')->loadConfig($code)->getId(); ?>

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