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I'm trying to "hide" a product for a specific country without disabling it from the store. For now i used two events one is for updating collection on product listing using event (catalog_block_product_list_collection) and the other is before load product page (catalog_product_load_before).

Now it works fine, but the issue is that what if the store owner likes to show the product as featured product on home page or other using a block or else, the above process won't work.

I prefer using event but it doesn't seem to be a reliable solution but before i proceed with overriding core classes, I'd want to be sure that this is the best way.

please guide. really appreciate your time.

thanks,

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Why don't you create an override of Mage_Catalog_Model_Product and add some logic into the isVisibleInCatalog() function to stop the product showing up in the category?

/**
 * Check Product visilbe in catalog
 *
 * @return bool
 */
public function isVisibleInCatalog()
{
    // Custom logic to disable product
    if(LOGICHERE) {
        return false;
    }
    return in_array($this->getStatus(), $this->getVisibleInCatalogStatuses());
}

This will then cause initProduct() within the product helper to return false which should in turn stop it from being disabled.

This is untested but the theory should work.

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It sounds to me like you should just go to manage products, scope the admin to whichever website or store view is associated with that country and change the product's visibility.

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I think you want to change products visibility: Use this in your code, integrate it :

$productIds = array(1,2,3);//get the product ids somehow
$attributes = array('visibility'=>Mage_Catalog_Model_Product_Visibility::VISIBILITY_NOT_VISIBLE);
$storeIds = array(3,4,5,6);//get the store ids somehow, if multiple store
foreach ($storeIds as $storeId){
    Mage::getSingleton('catalog/product_action')->updateAttributes($productIds, $data, $storeId);
}
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