I have overridden the Mage_ImportExport_Model_Import_Entity_Abstract class and in the function _saveValidatedBunches() I want to get the last created product Id. I've tried the following, but it returns null.

$collection = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->getCollection();
$latestItemId = $collection->getLastItem()->getId();
  • you can check magento function getLastItem at lib\Varien\Data\Collection.php – Ami Kamboj Jun 5 '14 at 10:56

you can try like below with latest created_at

$collection = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')
                    ->addAttributeToSort('created_at', 'desc');   



  echo $latestItemId = $collection->getLastItem()->getId();

hope this will sure help you.

  • @liyakat: Thanks a lot :) and +1, Your answer worked perfectly. I'll accept it – Sukeshini Jun 9 '14 at 4:07

Try this:

$collection = Mage::getResourceModel('catalog/product_collection');
$collection->addAttributeToSort('entity_id', 'DESC');
$collection->setPage(1,1); //set a limit to 1 so the query would be faster
echo $collection->getFirstItem()->getId();
  • Marius: it will gives first not last created. – Ami Kamboj Jun 5 '14 at 11:25
  • @AmitKamboj. Yep. You are right. I will come up with an other solution in a few moments. Looks like getAllIds resets the order. – Marius Jun 5 '14 at 11:30
  • Change the answer to a working solution. – Marius Jun 5 '14 at 11:34
  • Yes Marius i have checked its working :) – Ami Kamboj Jun 5 '14 at 11:35
  • Thanks a lot Marius. As always your answer worked :) and +1 – Sukeshini Jun 9 '14 at 4:10

This will sort products by create date desc:

$todayDate  = Mage::app()->getLocale()->date()->toString(Varien_Date::DATETIME_INTERNAL_FORMAT);

$collection = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')
                    ->addAttributeToFilter('news_from_date', array('date' => true, 'to' => $todayDate))
                    ->addAttributeToFilter('news_to_date', array('or'=> array(
                        0 => array('date' => true, 'from' => $todayDate),
                        1 => array('is' => new Zend_Db_Expr('null')))
                    ), 'left')
                    ->addAttributeToSort('news_from_date', 'desc')
                    ->addAttributeToSort('created_at', 'desc');   

Then limit it to one to get the last created:

  • Thanks for the answer, But if I took first item in the collection or last item id, it returns null. I tried with $collection->getLastItem()->getId(); and $collection->getFirstItem()->getId();. But both are null – Sukeshini Jun 9 '14 at 4:17

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