In my resource model I have defined a field as serializable (see property
Mage_Core_Model_Resource_Db_Abstract): Magento handles automatically serialization/unserialization of the contents when loading data from the database and before saving the object.
This works perfectly, but when I iterate over a collection of those objects, the field contents are not unserialized automatically. I tried with
$collection->walk('afterLoad') but soon realized that
unserializeFields() is triggered in the resource model
load(), and not in
afterLoad() like I first thought. What is the best practice in this case? How do I get this field unserialized automatically? I can of course reload the object in my loop, doing something like
$object = $object->load($object->getId()), but I was wondering if there is a smarter way to achieve this.