I have been working on Magento C.E, and I am implementing custom AJAX product loader, I have achieved everything but I am not able to filter out my product collection as per the selected filters. All I need to have the attribute code of selected filters, which I think can be achieved from state.phtml, where we have the active filters. But, I am not able to get the correct method to to get the active filter's attribute code and current selected values. Need help....

  • If you just need attribute code if state.phtml this code may help you $_filter->getAttributeModel()->getAttributeCode();
    – Aman Alam
    Jun 6, 2016 at 6:51
  • I tried that already, didn't seem to work Jun 6, 2016 at 6:55

2 Answers 2

$appliedFilters = Mage::getSingleton('catalog/layer')->getState()->getFilters();

and you get fetch like that

foreach ($appliedFilters as $item) {
    $item->getName(); // Name of the filter
    $item->getLabel(); // Currently selected value
    $item->getFilter()->getRequestVar(); // Filter code (usually attribute code, except category filter, where it equals "cat")


  • How can I get the selected values array in the same? Jun 6, 2016 at 6:59
  • sorry don't get you ? what you want? are you want to create array of them? Jun 6, 2016 at 7:04
  • No, I want the selected value of that filter like if I have selected brands for a brand filter. Jun 6, 2016 at 7:19
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    $item->getLabel(); This will give you selected value. Jun 6, 2016 at 7:21
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    Yes, it just did the job Jun 6, 2016 at 7:51

Building on the answer above, you need a little more code to use this within the loop of state.phtml:

$_filters = $this->getActiveFilters();
$appliedFilters = Mage::getSingleton('catalog/layer')->getState()->getFilters();
$attributeCodes = array();

// Loop to get all attribute codes indexed by attribute name
foreach ($appliedFilters as $item) {
    $attributeCodes[$item->getName()] = $item->getFilter()->getRequestVar();

// The rendering loop
foreach ($_filters as $_filter) {
    $attributeCode = $attributeCodes[$_filter->getName()];

    if ($attributeCode === 'some_thing') {
        // Something

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