I have the following in my custom module:

$product = $quote_item->getProduct();

If I then do this I see the product id:


This though gives me null:


But this gives me the manaufacturer:

$product = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->load($quote_item->getProductId());


I can't use the second option becuase I am adding to some existing code which I do not want to break. Taking the first example how can I access the AttributeText property and why in my case is it empty?

  • Have you already found a solution?
    – sv3n
    Commented Jul 2, 2018 at 16:20

1 Answer 1


If you want to add custom attributes to quote items, you have to declare them first.

Add this to your modules config.xmlglobal section:

                    <manufacturer />
  • So does this force the custom attribute to be included when i call getProduct on the quote item?
    – Alan A
    Commented May 15, 2018 at 18:27
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    Yes, this is perfect code, you will get custom attribute value after this code.
    – kunj
    Commented May 15, 2018 at 18:31
  • @AlanA Yes, this attribute should be included in getProduct() data. Please let me know if it works for you :)
    – sv3n
    Commented May 16, 2018 at 11:32

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