I'm using the following call to get a product collection:

        $collection = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')
        ->addAttributeToFilter('status', array('eq' => Mage_Catalog_Model_Product_Status::STATUS_ENABLED));

The product "attribute_name1" has never been set on the default view of the product in Magento admin, but it has been set on the store view level.

If I call the attribute in my code with $product->getAttributeName1() it returns null - even if a value has been set on the store view level in admin.

If I set the default value of the attribute to "foo" and the store view value af the attribute to "bar" the call $product->getAttributeName1() returns "bar" as expected.

My questions is: How can I structure my collection call to ensure that my $product->getAttributeName1() call returns the store view level value, even if a default value hasn't been set?

3 Answers 3


You can load each product with $product->load(), but you will kill your website performance.

Use the following raw attribute access code:

$myValue = Mage::getResourceModel('catalog/product')
  ->getAttributeRawValue($productId, 'my_attribute_name', $storeId);

It will be much much faster ;) (of course depending on the number of attribute you need to load )

  • Thank you for your answer! I was wondering if there was a way to add the values to the initial collections call, to avoid the additional db queries with the getAttributeRawValue()
    – dannevang
    Commented Feb 18, 2016 at 10:48
  • addAttributeToSelect should work, try debugging your query with getSelect to understand why it is not adding your two attributes. Commented Feb 18, 2016 at 10:51
  • Also try to call "$collection->load()", I'm not sure that additional attributes are loaded within an iterator. Commented Feb 18, 2016 at 10:54
  • They are added as expected. The issue is that they are only added if a default value is made on the product attribute. If the default value isn't set, but a store view value is, the value is not added to the collection.
    – dannevang
    Commented Feb 18, 2016 at 10:59
  • A default value should always exists. Let me guess... did you use Magmi as product importer? Commented Feb 18, 2016 at 11:00

Try this code

$storeID = 3;  // Your store id here.
$store = Mage::app()->getStore($storeID);

$collection = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->getCollection()
$collection->addAttributeToFilter('status', array('eq' => Mage_Catalog_Model_Product_Status::STATUS_ENABLED));

foreach($collection as $product) {
    echo $product->getSku().'=>'.$product->getAttributeName1();
    echo '<br>';
    echo $product->getSku().'=>'.$product->getAttributeName2();

If you want to fetch the product collection with few attribute, for a specific store view scope, then this code snippet is helpful for you.

$storeId=1; //YOUR STORE VIEW ID.
$collection = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->getCollection()
              ->addAttributeToFilter('type_id', 'simple')
              ->addAttributeToFilter('status', Mage_Catalog_Model_Product_Status::STATUS_ENABLED)
foreach($collection as $product){
    echo "Product Name: ".$product->getName();
    echo "Product Name: ".$product->getATTRIBUTE_NAME1();

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