Does anyone know a nice way to get the last lineItem(s) added to a cart in craft commerce via twig template? Example use case, an 'added to cart' confirmation page. I know for this you could query param a product/variant id but multiple could be submitted.

I attempted {cart.lineItems | last} but they do not seem to be in date order. I also checked the class models but didn't find any helpful methods or attributes.

Perhaps some kind of db query, as sql has date fields?

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Since multiple line item can be updated or added to the cart at the same time, it would be hard to point to a specific line item that is newest.

The line items have a dateUpdate column you could sort and query on.

{% set result = craft.query()
        'orderId': cart.id
    .orderBy('dateUpdated ASC')

We could look to added a lastUpdateLineItem() method to the order element in future version of Craft Commerce. You can submit the idea here: https://github.com/craftcms/commerce/issues

  • Perfect, thanks Luke. And yes, I see how multiple lines could cause a problem, such as changing quantities etc, but as far as adding items to the cart, I expect the majority of sites add one item at a time (regardless of the qty). Commented Jul 11, 2019 at 10:18
  • I've tried this out and it seems that .orderBy('...ASC') and ('..DESC') return the first lineItem added I believe because the cart updates all line items together. I tried using dateCreated but this doesn't work if I go back to add additional items to a previously added lineItem Commented Jul 12, 2019 at 13:20
  • @lukeholder did lastUpdateLineItem ever get added to commerce? If not is this something you’d still consider adding? Commented Jan 30, 2021 at 8:20

If your use-case is where you do only allow a single product at a time to be added to the cart, then one simple way I think you could do this is just take the first item in the lineItems array. I say this because it seems that whenever a product gets added to the cart, it becomes the first item in the array.

I can't find any documentation on this but I suspect this is how Commerce was designed as that would reflect most user's expectations that the most recent thing they add is typically shown first in a list of products in their cart.

  • Makes sense @Mike, but I have a feeling this may break with updated qty etc.. but I like the idea, and may well do the job! Commented Feb 4, 2020 at 11:47
  • Actually, I don't think it does break with a quantity update... though I haven't tested thoroughly it seems the order of item does not change.
    – Mike
    Commented Feb 5, 2020 at 17:54
  • @mike I’m trying to do the same thing to get the last added item. What was you final approach/solution? Commented Jan 30, 2021 at 8:21

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