I have a dropdown attribute with many options.

In cart.phtml I already get the attribute value for each item


In addition to that I want to get the option position.

How can I do that without loading all Attribute options.

  • So, you start a bounty, people waste their time to help, and then you don't even validate the answers... Not fair, man Mar 16 '16 at 7:53
  • Sorry, I'll do it now :) Mar 16 '16 at 10:32
  • Nice ;) Regards, man Mar 16 '16 at 10:34

Assuming you have $optionId ( that's the value you get when calling $product->getData('your_attribute') ), you can get the position (sort_order) this way

$options = Mage::getResourceModel('eav/entity_attribute_option_collection')

This will return a simple object, something like...

    [option_id] => 624
    [attribute_id] => 298
    [sort_order] => 0

Check Mage_Eav_Model_Resource_Entity_Attribute_Option_Collection for more details

  • sorry I have tried it and it don't work ! :( Mar 31 '16 at 10:22

Raul was almost correct, but his answer returns a collection, not a simple object. For a specific attribute option it would be:

$option = Mage::getResourceModel('eav/entity_attribute_option_collection')

Or to get the sort order (position) of the option directly:

$position = Mage::getResourceModel('eav/entity_attribute_option_collection')
  • Thumbs up for you ;) Apr 23 '18 at 20:28

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