I have this piece of code:

public function getAllOpenOrders() {
     $collection = Mage::getResourceModel('sales/order_item_collection');
                $collection->getSelect()->join( array('orders'=> sales_flat_order), 'orders.entity_id = main_table.order_id', array('orders.status'));
                        array('eq' => 'pending'),
                        array('eq' => 'processing'),

When I var_dump the first object in a foreach loop is see the object has the following data.

["status"]=> string(7) "pending"

But when I do echo $object->getStatus(); it returns a different value. It returns Ordered when I echo and string(7) "Ordered" when I var_dump it.

What am I missing, or what am I doing wrong?


The foreach loop in my template file

<?php $orders = $this->getAllOpenOrders(); ?>

<?php foreach($orders as $order): ?>
     <?php var_dump($order->getStatus()); ?>
<?php endforeach; ?>
  • Can u please share code inside loo[
    – Amit Bera
    Commented Aug 24, 2016 at 19:30
  • @AmitBera sure, just added the loop
    – Akif
    Commented Aug 24, 2016 at 19:35

1 Answer 1


This is because getStatus() of order items (this is what your collection returns!) is an actual method and not a magic getter:

public function getStatus()
    return $this->getStatusName($this->getStatusId());

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