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why the following code:

$attribute_string = $this->product->getResource()->getAttribute('attribute_code');

gives me null although the attribute exist.

and following code:

$attribute_string = $this->product->getAttributeText('layeredmake')

gives me false

  • what is the type of attribute_code, I mean is it dropdown or simple text? – Ramkishan Suthar Nov 14 '18 at 14:01
  • @Ramkishan it's multiple select – Yomna Mansour Nov 14 '18 at 14:08
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Is this on product listing (category view, search result page)? If so you need to set the Used in product listing field to Yes

Go to Stores > Attributes > Product, open attribute layeredmake, open the 'Storefront Properties' and check the aforementioned field.

Then you should also be able to get the value the following way:

$attribute_string = $product->getLayeredmake();

If this is the case of a product page, then make sure your indexers are up to date and that the product actually has a value for the specific store view.

  • it still returns null – Yomna Mansour Nov 14 '18 at 14:25
  • @YomnaMansour if you haven't you should still reindex and flush the cache. bin/magento indexer:reindex catalog_product_attribute and bin/magento cache:flush – Zankar Nov 14 '18 at 14:32

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