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How to make a custom attribute in magento to show as range in layered navigation like price any ideas please help

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  • guys any help on this please
    – Bharath
    Jul 7 '14 at 7:23
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So in principle what you will need to do is create your own model for the filter and then in this model create a function _getItemsData. This function will create all the filter items that need to be shown, in your case the different ranges. Each item should be in the following format.

$data[] = array(
    'label' => 'String To show for the filter',
    'value' => $fromValue . '-' . $toValue,
    'count' => 'How many items are in this range',
);

When you create a filter block you can attach a model for calulating it's data via $this->_filterModelName = 'your/layer_filter_model';

How to add new filters I am not completely sure but once that has been sorted the key is getting the data items. You can look into how the price filter works and mirror this.

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    Thanks for your suggestion david.What i did is select type as price when creating new attribute. That worked for me a bit.
    – Bharath
    Mar 18 '15 at 20:53
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    @Magesavvy welcome back to the site! You should make your solution an answer if possible so others can more accurately see what you've done :D Mar 19 '15 at 12:39

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