Anyone know how to get product custom attribute in observer? In my case event is controller_action_predispatch_checkout_cart_add.

My current code is giving me:

Uncaught Error: Call to a member function getProduct() on null in

 $product = $this->productRepository->getById($observer->getItem()->getProduct()->getId());
        $attr = $product->getData('product_customattribute');

Also I tried this (same error):

 $product = $observer->getEvent()->getProduct();
   $attr = $product->getProduct()->getAttributeText('product_customattribute');


My module redirect after click add to cart (with adding to the cart)

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:Event/etc/events.xsd">
    <event name="controller_action_predispatch_checkout_cart_add">
        <observer name="myvendor_mymodule_observer_redirect" instance="MyVendor\MyModule\Observer\Redirect" />

and my Observer

namespace MyVendor\MyModule\Observer;

use Magento\Framework\Event\Observer;
use Magento\Framework\Event\ObserverInterface;
//use Magento\Store\Model\StoreManager;
//use Magento\Framework\App\ObjectManager;

class Redirect implements  \Magento\Framework\Event\ObserverInterface
     * @var \Magento\Framework\App\ActionFlag
    protected $actionFlag;

     * @var \Magento\Framework\App\Response\RedirectInterface
    protected $redirect;
    protected $resultRedirect;

    public function __construct(
    //    \Magento\Framework\App\ActionFlag $actionFlag,
        \Magento\Framework\App\Response\RedirectInterface $redirect,
    //    StoreManager $storeManager,
        \Magento\Framework\Controller\ResultFactory $result,
        \Magento\Framework\App\ActionFlag $actionFlag
        $this->redirect = $redirect;
       // $this->actionFlag = $actionFlag;
        $this->resultRedirect = $result;
        $this->_actionFlag = $actionFlag;
      //  $this->storeManager = $storeManager;
    public function execute(\Magento\Framework\Event\Observer $observer) {
        $controller = $observer->getControllerAction();
        $this->_actionFlag->set('', \Magento\Framework\App\Action\Action::FLAG_NO_DISPATCH, true);
        $url = 'https://domain.com/url.html';

I want change $url with custom attribute.
I was able to get product data using catalog_product_save_after but redirect wasn't working. Maybe I could connect somehow this two observers.


On this event I get custom attribute


 public function execute(\Magento\Framework\Event\Observer $observer) {
        $product = $observer->getProduct();
        $customAttribute = $product->getCustomAttribute('custom_attribute');
       $this->_logger->log(100,print_r( $customAttribute, true));

On this I get redirect after add to cart


    public function execute(\Magento\Framework\Event\Observer $observer) {
            $controller = $observer->getControllerAction();
            $this->_actionFlag->set('', \Magento\Framework\App\Action\Action::FLAG_NO_DISPATCH, true);
          $url = '/cart';  //should be custom_attribute


But I can get this values in one observer. I tried to connect them but not sure what should I use? Cache? register? to pass data from one observer to another.

  • Which event you have tried to observe?
    – Sohel Rana
    Commented Jul 14, 2019 at 15:33
  • I use controller_action_predispatch_checkout_cart_add
    – BartZalas
    Commented Jul 14, 2019 at 21:05

2 Answers 2


If you are listening on checkout_cart_add_product_complete you have the following items on the $observer

 ['product' => $product, 'request' => $this->getRequest(), 'response' => $this->getResponse()]

Your code should look smth like this

$product = $observer->getProduct(); // or $observer->getData('product');
$customAttribute = $product->getCustomAttribute('custom_attribute_code');
// to avoid errors double check that this product 
// has the custom attribute associated to it
$value = $customAttribute !== null ? $customAttribute->getValue() : null;

It's also a good practice to use the debugger to see what is what and what properties and values are available on a given object.

Hope this helps. Cheers.

EDIT as result of the comment

You do not have the product loaded at that point. You only have the controller instance and the request as it can be seen \Magento\Framework\App\Action\Action::dispatch(). You must have smth on the request like a product_id or product_sku.

In a development environment if you don't have xdebug(you should really take care of that, it pays off) the fastest way to debug stuff is var_dump($object->getData()).

On this specific event what you can do is inject the product repository in the constructor, get the product id from the request and load the product.

smth like

$product = $this->productRepository->getById($observer->getRequest()->getProductId())

Once you have the product above should apply. You can add some extra checks like, is there a request on the observer data? is there a product id on the request and so on.

  • Sorry I use controller_action_predispatch_checkout_cart_add my mistake. How You check what item do You have in $observer? Curentlly I use $this->_logger->log(100,print_r( $value, true)); WIth Xdebug have some problems for different Question.
    – BartZalas
    Commented Jul 14, 2019 at 21:05
  • Oh ok I found this in file $this->_eventManager->dispatch( 'checkout_cart_add_product_complete', ['product' => $product, 'request' => $this->getRequest(), 'response' => $this->getResponse()] ); Problem that I cannot find mine event
    – BartZalas
    Commented Jul 14, 2019 at 21:18
  • Check edited answer please. Commented Jul 14, 2019 at 21:24
  • 1
    I would also edit the question to be smth like. Get product custom attribute in observer that listens to x specific event. You might get more hits. Cheers. Commented Jul 14, 2019 at 21:28
  • Thanks for ideas. This I tried before getById. I see with var_dumb there is my attribute protected 'extensionAttributes' => null protected 'customAttributeFactory' => object(Magento\Framework\Api\AttributeValueFactory)[292] protected '_objectManager' => object(Magento\Framework\App\ObjectManager)[43] ... protected 'customAttributesCodes' => null ... protected '_origData' => array (size=75) 'my_attribute' => string ' value'
    – BartZalas
    Commented Jul 14, 2019 at 21:53

Finally I get this done with customer session storage

On this event I get custom attribute and save it on customer session


 public function execute(\Magento\Framework\Event\Observer $observer) {
    // get product custom attribute
    $product = $observer->getProduct();
    $customAttribute = $product->getCustomAttribute('custom_attribute');

    // store attribute in customer session
    $customer = $observer->getEvent()->getCustomer();
    $myArray = $customAttribute->getValue();
    $setValue = $this->customerSession->setMyValue($myArray);

On this I get redirect after add to cart and take attribute from customer session


    public function execute(\Magento\Framework\Event\Observer $observer) {
    // get Value from customer session
    $customer = $observer->getEvent()->getCustomer(); //Get customer object
    $newurl = $this->customerSession->getMyValue();

    //set redirect from attribute
    $controller = $observer->getControllerAction();
    $this->_actionFlag->set('', \Magento\Framework\App\Action\Action::FLAG_NO_DISPATCH, true);

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