I'm using the following call to get a product collection:
$collection = Mage::getModel('catalog/product') ->getCollection() ->setStoreId($storeId) ->addStoreFilter($storeId) ->addAttributeToSelect(array('attribute_name1','attribute_name2')) ->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?