I’ve installed magento edition version and added a custom attribute pdf(text field) and adding pdf names for each product using this attribute and manually adding pdf file in the media/PDF folder.Now i want to delete the unwanted pdf files(not in database) .please suggest any option for this.

  • what problem you have to delete the unwanted files ?
    – Rohit
    May 31, 2016 at 12:04

1 Answer 1


We assume that your attribute (PDF) default value is 0 or 'null'.Now you have to get those products which have values in the database. You need to get them from product collection on the basis of attribute filter after you can delete files other than the resultset values.

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

//filter product by attribute value 
   array('attribute'=> 'pdf','neq' => '0'),
   array('attribute'=> 'pdf','neq' => '')
  • thank you for your answer.but i need this works like Imaclean module.ie, in the backend user can list unwanted files names and can delete selected items.any module available for this?
    – Asha
    Jun 1, 2016 at 4:00
  • The plugin image clean ( hopefully you have already looked at) suite to your requirement but you have to customize this module according to your requirements.
    – user40382
    Jun 1, 2016 at 8:13

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