I haven't had any problems but I moved to a new server and really haven't check it out for a while but now when I try to add a product to google shopping I get the following error:

Recoverable Error: Object of class Mage_Catalog_Model_Resource_Eav_Attribute could not be converted to string in /home/xxxxxxx/public_html/app/code/community/BlueVisionTec/GoogleShoppingApi/Model/Attribute/GoogleProductCategory.php on line 30

Here is the code the error is pointing to:

    public function convertAttribute($product, $shoppingProduct)
        // get category from product attribute
  -- line 30 here -->   Mage::log(__LINE__.$product->getResource()->getAttribute('google_shopping_category'));
        $value = $product->getResource()->getAttribute('google_shopping_category')
        $value = preg_replace('/\d+ /','',$value);

        return $shoppingProduct;

I've tried many things (mostly guesses) searched on Google and still can't seem to fix this error. Any help would be very much appreciated.


$product->getResource()->getAttribute('google_shopping_category') returns an instance of Mage_Catalog_Model_Resource_Eav_Attribute and when you are doing this __LINE__.$product->getResource()->getAttribute('google_shopping_category') PHP tries to automatically convert the instance of Mage_Catalog_Model_Resource_Eav_Attribute to a string and it cannot do that.
An alternative would be to replace that with

$id = $product->getResource()->getAttribute('google_shopping_category')->getId();

Or, of you need full details of the attribute you can try.

$attributeAsString = print_r($product->getResource()->getAttribute('google_shopping_category'), true);
  • I think that fixed the problem but I ran into another problem but that error is gone. Let me see...
    – Freejoy
    Mar 14 '17 at 10:56
  • That got it! Thanks. I had another little problem with one of my attributes not being Google correct.
    – Freejoy
    Mar 14 '17 at 11:07

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