Magento: Module Idea – Scope Level Flags

I have run into the situation numerous times (especially when working on Magento sites that were setup by other people) where configuration has been set on the website or store view levels when it didn’t need to be. You definitely cannot assume that people will always understand configuration scope.

The thing that kind of surprises me is that there is no flag/message/etc. that tells you that a setting has been set at a lower level. If you are looking at the default config, and someone has set some settings on the website level, you’ll never know unless you change the scope to the website level and find it. It would be great if there was a flag or a message next to any system config value that lets you know that settings have been set on the website/store view level. And, with multi-site instances, it should tell you which specific websites have other settings set.

I think I remember trying to create a module to do this a while back, and had a tough time figuring out how to do it well. I may take a look into it again and see if I have some better luck this time, but if anyone wants to join me in trying to figure it out – that would be awesome. It’s something the Magento community could really benefit from.

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5 Responses to Magento: Module Idea – Scope Level Flags

  1. Toon Van Dooren says:

    I found this on the connect :) it should fit your needs.
    Kind Regards

  2. Postadelmaga says:

    Maybe this module can be a starting point

    Look at the video

  3. Gary Conley says:

    This types tools is really helpful for everyone because it provide better ranking details in short time just setup details as per guideline and it is save time and money.

  4. Andreas says:

    Great idea!

  5. Mark says:

    That is a great idea. Often I find myself wondering why something’s doing something I don’t expect and it’s only an hour later when I realise it has been configured at a bizarre scope! (Quite often by myself and I’d just forgotten! :) ).