I have a product attribute for delivery time akeneo_delivery_time, that's filled from a PIM (akeneo) by import. This is of type "Dropdown" with scope of "Store View" (We have two storeViews, with locales of de_DE and fr_FR). The options contain translations of the delivery time text for every locale.

I wanted to keep the delivery_time attribute that comes with magento (mage_setup), which is of type "text", in order to not break compatibility which 3rd party extensions.

My idea was to write an indexer that transferes the attribute frontend-values of the "Dropdown" to the text attribute "delivery_time". There is no problem with that, it works fine.

But i cannot get the locale specific value. getAttributeText gives my the correct option for the storeViews, but not in the locale of that storeView. I get the option text in "de", never in "fr".

    $stores = Mage::app()->getStores();
    foreach ($stores as $store) {
        $productCollection = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->getCollection();

        $resource = Mage::getResourceSingleton('catalog/product');
        foreach ($productCollection as $product) {
            $akeneoDeliveryTime = $product->getAttributeText('akeneo_delivery_time');
            $product->setData('delivery_time', $akeneoDeliveryTime);
            $resource->saveAttribute($product, 'delivery_time');

What am i doing wrong here? Do I need to set locale somewhere?

I have seen in Mage_Catalog_Block_Product_View_Attributes, it works like this:

   public function getAdditionalData(array $excludeAttr = array())
    $data = array();
    $product = $this->getProduct();
    $attributes = $product->getAttributes();
    foreach ($attributes as $attribute) {
        if ($attribute->getIsVisibleOnFront() && !in_array($attribute->getAttributeCode(), $excludeAttr)) {
            $value = $attribute->getFrontend()->getValue($product);

But here "$product" contains translates option values from the start.

1 Answer 1


Try replacing this

$productCollection = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->getCollection();

with this

$productCollection = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')
  • like this, i get no values from "getAttributeText" at all.
    – hhein
    Mar 10, 2016 at 13:56
  • I've updated the code. Give it an other try.
    – Marius
    Mar 10, 2016 at 14:05
  • ok, this get´s me back to the previous state. I get the correct option, but in the wrong locale. always 'de", although the locale of the second storeView is 'fr".
    – hhein
    Mar 10, 2016 at 14:11
  • any update on this issue? Jan 4, 2018 at 17:32

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