I have two custom modules and am calling one collectionfactory in other module and getting `

Call to undefined method addAttributeToSelect

Collection file look like

    class Collection extends \Magento\Framework\Model\ResourceModel\Db\Collection\AbstractCollection
     * Initialize resource collection
     * @return void
    public function _construct()
        $this->_init('Vendor\Module\Model\Hello', 'Vendor\Module\Model\ResourceModel\Hello');

and am calling in block

use Vendor\Module\Model\ResourceModel\Hello\CollectionFactory; 

    class Custom extends \Magento\Backend\Block\Widget\Grid\Extended
    public function __construct(
            CollectionFactory $collectionFactory,
            array $data = []
        ) {

            $this->collectionFactory = $collectionFactory;
            parent::__construct($context, $backendHelper, $data);

    protected function _prepareCollection()
            $collection = $this->collectionFactory->create();
            return parent::_prepareCollection();


Getting PHP Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined method Vendor\Module\Model\ResourceModel\Hello\Collection::addAttributeToSelect()

  • 1
    Try addFieldToSelect('*')
    – PЯINCƎ
    Commented Aug 8, 2018 at 10:52
  • Cool, I put it as an answer
    – PЯINCƎ
    Commented Aug 8, 2018 at 11:02

2 Answers 2


You have to replace addAttributeToSelect('*') with addFieldToSelect('*')

addAttributeToFilter() is used to filter EAV collections.

addFieldToFilter() is used to filter Non-EAV collections.


Try with


which is exist under




method exist under


so you need to create module with EAV.

  • Welcome!! happy to help you Please accept the answer so it will help others.
    – kunj
    Commented Aug 8, 2018 at 11:02

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