Every Magento installation has certain core configuration data already set. When you update those values from the administration interfaces, changes are saved mainly to core_config_data database table. It seems important and something that you shouldn’t touch, right? As always, there are times you will wish to get your hands on it. In some cases you will wish to chance settings directly from the code. This article demonstrates the proper way.
Let’s say we want to change “demo store notice” (on/off) – change value from 0 to 1 and vice versa.
All you need to do is open your database,
for example with phpmyadmin,
browse table “core_config_data“,
change the data you want and save it…
I’m just joking, that’s not the way.
Here it is, you can call it wherever in your code:
*turns notice on
Mage::getConfig()->saveConfig('design/head/demonotice', '1', 'default', 0);
*turns notice off
Mage::getConfig()->saveConfig('design/head/demonotice', '0', 'default', 0);
Code which does the magic:
* Save config value to DB
* @param string $path
* @param string $value
* @param string $scope
* @param int $scopeId
* @return Mage_Core_Store_Config
public function saveConfig($path, $value, $scope = 'default', $scopeId = 0)
$resource = $this->getResourceModel();
$resource->saveConfig(rtrim($path, '/'), $value, $scope, $scopeId);