I created custom eav type:

/* @var $installer Mage_Eav_Model_Entity_Setup */
$installer = $this;


$installer->addEntityType('av_photo_type', array(
    'entity_model' => 'av_photo/eav_photo'

$installer->addAttribute('av_photo_type', 'name', array(
    'label'        => 'Type Name'

$installer->addAttribute('av_photo_type', 'code', array(
    'label'         => 'Unique Code',
    'unique'        => 1,
    'note'          => 'For internal using'

$installer->addAttribute('av_photo_type', 'order', array(
    'label'         => 'Order'

$installer->addAttribute('av_photo_type', 'active', array(
    'label'         => 'Active',
    'type'          => 'int',
    'input'          => 'boolean',

I've created file /model/eav/Photo.php:

class Company_Photo_Model_Eav_Photo extends Mage_Eav_Model_Entity
    public function __construct()
        $resource = Mage::getSingleton('core/resource');

I would like to get collection by type "av_photo_type" now. I should create resource file to get collection but I haven't custom tables. Magento eav module hasn't resource model for eav_entity table. How to get eav_entity collection then?

1 Answer 1




The article is really long...

If the tables exist, you can use a collection extended from EAV collection

class Magentotutorial_Complexworld_Model_Resource_Eavblogpost_Collection extends Mage_Eav_Model_Entity_Collection_Abstract
    protected function _construct()
  • I mean how to do that using only mage class without extending course I'm using native functionality.
    – Anthony
    Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 20:51
  • I don't understand Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 22:53
  • Your way you described is correct, but you create custom class Magentotutorial_Complexworld_Model_Resource_Eavblogpost_Collection. I would like to get collection using only smth like Mage_Eav_Model_Entity_Collection, but there are not such class. I would not create custom classes.
    – Anthony
    Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 0:11
  • You have a custom entity, you create a custom class, that's the magento way. Even if the class only defined its main_table and the primary key column. Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 8:37

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