Hi i have this code:

                //shop the look product code
                $products = Mage::getResourceModel('catalog/product_collection');
                // Select which fields to load into the product
                // * will load all fields but it is possible to pass an array of
                // select fields to load
                $products->addAttributeToFilter('type_id', array('eq' => 'configurable'));
                // Ensure the product is visible
                $products->addAttributeToFilter('visibility', array('neq' => 1));
                // Ensure the product is enabled
                $products->addAttributeToFilter('status', 1);
                $products->addAttributeToFilter('featured_products', 'si');
                // Load the collection

it will take all products from the passed catedory id with a filter on featured_products. it works fine but only with simple products, it don’t load configurable products from the category!!

it’s a magento bug i think, there is a solution to retrive configurable products too?

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    Stupid question but does the configurable products have this featured_products as well? On a side note: please don't use addAttributeToSelect('*'), it's a performance killer Commented Feb 20, 2014 at 18:42
  • yes all products have the attribute and the value is set
    – Dekron
    Commented Feb 21, 2014 at 9:00

1 Answer 1


Take a look at catalog_product_entity. Essentially you are interested in the type_id column. Now because it is located in the base table for the entity you should use addFieldToFilter instead of addAttributeToFilter http://www.creare.co.uk/magento-product-collection-bible

  • works like a charm thanks!! replaced addAttributeToFilter with addFieldToFilter and now it takes simple and configurable products!
    – Dekron
    Commented Feb 21, 2014 at 10:47
  • Glad to hear that! Commented Feb 21, 2014 at 10:49

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