I would like to hide the built in quantity box based on whether i have set a custom attribute for quantity. Some products that dont have a custom attribute for quantity will need to still display the quantity box. I'd like this for everywhere the quantity box is shown, but most importantly and where i am currently trying to get it to work is the product page. For example, one of the products i will have is business cards. I will have a price per each variant (material, number of sides, quantity, lamination etc) which i can create using the custom attributes and this part works fine.

I cannot work out how to do the checking for the custom attribute called quantity. I have tried various things and when i do a var_dump of the variable i just get "NULL" and im not sure where i am going wrong. I am using Magento 2.3 and i am editing the addtocart.phtml template file, which i was hoping to just add an if statement to not show the qty div if it returned true.

The code i have last tried is:

<?php $myquantity = $_product->getCustomAttribute('quantity'); ?>

and when i do a var_dump i just get NULL. The full addtocart.phtml code is with the only changes are the line above and the var_dump line:

<?php $_product = $block->getProduct(); ?>
<?php $myquantity = $_product->getCustomAttribute('quantity'); ?>
<?php $buttonTitle = __('Add to Cart'); ?>
<?php if ($_product->isSaleable()): ?>
<div class="box-tocart">
    <div class="fieldset">
        <?php if ($block->shouldRenderQuantity()): ?>
        <div class="field qty">
        <?php var_dump($myquantity); ?>
            <label class="label" for="qty"><span><?= /* @escapeNotVerified */ __('Qty') ?></span></label>
            <div class="control">
                <input type="number"
                       value="<?= /* @escapeNotVerified */ $block->getProductDefaultQty() * 1 ?>"
                       title="<?= /* @escapeNotVerified */ __('Qty') ?>"
                       class="input-text qty"
                       data-validate="<?= $block->escapeHtml(json_encode($block->getQuantityValidators())) ?>"
        <?php endif; ?>
        <div class="actions">
            <button type="submit"
                    title="<?= /* @escapeNotVerified */ $buttonTitle ?>"
                    class="action primary tocart"
                <span><?= /* @escapeNotVerified */ $buttonTitle ?></span>
            <?= $block->getChildHtml('', true) ?>
<?php endif; ?>
<script type="text/x-magento-init">
        "#product_addtocart_form": {
            "Magento_Catalog/js/validate-product": {}

I am only at the checkign phase so far, i didnt see the point in trying to write the if statement when i can't return the right information first. Of course, if there is another/better way i can do this i would appreciate the help. I am not much of a developer so i was hoping for a simple resolution.


  • What is code of your attribute ?
    – Pawan
    Commented Jan 21, 2019 at 17:04
  • Attribute code is quantity
    – Alex Smith
    Commented Jan 21, 2019 at 20:50

2 Answers 2


If issue is related to get attribute value, You can use:

<?php $myquantity = $_product->getQuantity(); ?>


<?php $myquantity = $_product->getAttributeText('quantity'); ?> 

once you have value of $myquantity, you can put your logic.

Hope above will help!

Update I

You can create a Yes/No type attribute instead of drop-down. Default value will be No. for product you want to hide add to cart change value to Yes.

<?php echo $_product->getAttributeText('quantity'); ?>

Will give you value Yes Or No, based on value you can put your logic!

  • No, that doesnt work either. With the first line i get NULL still and the second line i get bool(false).
    – Alex Smith
    Commented Jan 22, 2019 at 9:42
  • Does your attribute set yes for used in product listnig
    – Pawan
    Commented Jan 22, 2019 at 11:41
  • Yes, "used in product listing" is set to yes.
    – Alex Smith
    Commented Jan 22, 2019 at 11:46
  • Have you added any value in admin for this product ?
    – Pawan
    Commented Jan 22, 2019 at 11:54
  • yes, it is a dropdown with 2 values. I want to check if this dropdown exists when the page is loaded, before any value is selected. I guess i want a boolean answer so i can do an if statement if the attribute is true or false
    – Alex Smith
    Commented Jan 22, 2019 at 12:09

I was just working on a similar task. You should just need to add "getValue()"

<?php $myquantity = $_product->getCustomAttribute('quantity')->getValue(); ?>

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