We want to retrieve all products and their stock using a script. This is the code we run. But this shows only the products of the store domain (url) that we use to request the file.

question: How can we remove the (automatic) store filter? and retrieve all the products of the magento installations (just like catalog products overview in backend?


$data = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->getCollection()
                    ->addFieldToFilter('visibility', Mage_Catalog_Model_Product_Visibility::VISIBILITY_BOTH)
                    ->addAttributeToFilter('status', 1)

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This should work if you emulate the admin-store like this:

// emulate the admin store to be able to save entities
$appEmulation = Mage::getSingleton('core/app_emulation');
$initialEnvironmentInfo = $appEmulation->startEnvironmentEmulation(Mage_Core_Model_App::ADMIN_STORE_ID);

// get collection here, current store and flat catalog data won't apply

// end admin store emulation
  • yes thanks tried that, no luck ``` Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to a member function getBackend() on boolean in pp/code/core/Mage/Eav/Model/Entity/Abstract.php:816 ```
    – snh_nl
    Apr 18, 2016 at 15:46
  • I have the idea that ->addFieldToFilter('visibility', Mage_Catalog_Model_Product_Visibility::VISIBILITY_BOTH) is auto-adding the storeid filter as well (but how it knows which I am in is a mystery)
    – snh_nl
    Apr 18, 2016 at 15:46
  • @your error: I am not sure, but this looks as if you are filtering or selecting an attribute that doesn't exist. I assume "stock_type" is one of your custom attributes, do you also have "stock_status"? Also, can you try with "addAttributeToFilter('visibility....." instead of "addFieldToFilter(..."? Apr 18, 2016 at 15:48
  • thanks this was it! Only now - how do I add the filter "stock_type" again? ->addAttributeToFilter('stock_type', array('like' => '%Stock Article%'))
    – snh_nl
    Apr 18, 2016 at 15:57
  • What is "stock_type"? I don't think it is Magento standard? Apr 18, 2016 at 16:02

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