I want to get ONE random product from the productlist of a category. The product must have "status=1".

Is it possible?


  • every thing is possible my friend
    – Keyul Shah
    Jun 19, 2014 at 12:20
  • by query twice, list and get random of it. then get product.
    – Tai
    Jun 19, 2014 at 12:23
  • You need to extend the API, just search for Magento Custom API and you will come across various resources explaining how to do it.
    – user2935
    Jun 19, 2014 at 12:23

2 Answers 2


You need to refine your product with status attribute filter.

$mydata['id'] it specified the category id's array.

$collection = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')
                             ->joinField('category_id', 'catalog/category_product', 'category_id', 'product_id = entity_id', null, 'left')
                             ->addAttributeToFilter('category_id', array('eq' =>$mydata['id'][$key]))

I think It is Proper way for you.

$category = Mage::getModel('catalog/category')->load($catId);

$collection = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->getCollection()
    ->addAttributeToSelect('*') // select all attributes


$collection->setPageSize(1) // limit number of results returned

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