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When building a product collection, is there a way to only include products with a category sort position greater/less/is than (x)?

I've tried searching but couldn't find a case of where anyone had asked this before.

$collection = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->getCollection()
    ->addCategoryFilter($category)
    ->addAttributeToFilter('visibility', array('neq' => 1))
    ->addAttributeToSort('price', 'asc')
    ->load();

In the above product collection, we only want to include products if their sort position in the category is 0. We are forcing a large amount of products to appear at the end of the category by setting their position to 1000.

I suppose I could create a custom attribute with something like a Yes/No value and set all the products to Yes that we want to include in this product collection including it with a addAttributeToFilter but was hoping for a less fiddly/time-consuming way if possible.

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  • Had you time to test my suggestion? I'm bit piss** off b/c of downvote and just want to have some feedback. (For me this works with flat table on and off)
    – sv3n
    Commented Feb 28, 2018 at 19:05
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    Actually, sorry for delay, we were literally playing around with this and had to make some extra customisation to get it to what we want and I was impressed with your solution, at the time of you answering, I was almost certain this was what we needed but just needed some time to work with it (which we have now). I can assure you that I didn't downvote your answer below and have no idea why someone would have. I am just going to check what we implemented yesterday to your answer.
    – zigojacko
    Commented Mar 1, 2018 at 8:35
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    I know that you haven't downvoted - you were not online at this time :) Nice to to help you. And thanks for this question ... this is useful for us too :)
    – sv3n
    Commented Mar 1, 2018 at 10:29

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When you check items data, you'll find something like this 'cat_index_position' => '0'. This data is added through an INNER JOIN 'catalog_category_product_index' AS 'cat_index' and isn't an product EAV attribute, so addAttributeToFilter('cat_index_position', 0) will not work, but you can do it in this way:

$collection->getSelect()->where('cat_index.position = ?', 0);

Edit: you have call this before load() the collection ...

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  • Any reasons for downvote?
    – sv3n
    Commented Feb 27, 2018 at 19:06
  • Not sure but I didn't downvote it. I replied to your comment above on my question.
    – zigojacko
    Commented Mar 1, 2018 at 8:36
  • I upvoted and marked as correct answer. We used exactly what you suggested to do what we were after, amongst the rest of the product collection e.g. $productColl->getSelect()->where('cat_index.position = ?', 0); - Thanks!
    – zigojacko
    Commented Mar 1, 2018 at 8:39

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