How can I get the custom attribute value of an associated product in a grouped product in .phtml file in Magento 2.3.5?


getAssociatedProducts does not get you full product objects but product links as a custom collection with standard attributes

Two options:

  1. You add the attributes you want to the getAssociatedProducts collection, by extending them. This needs a custom module but they are then available everywhere associated products are used

  2. You fully load a product object for the child in your template before calling the other attributes

Which option you pick depends on context - if you are in a single product context with its children and you only need this in one block, then #2 is easier - but for large lists of products there's a performance impact.

If you are going to want these extra attributes many places, product page, product listing, related products, emails etc, then #1 is your friend

Extending collection

Assuming you have a created a custom module MyModule_FixGrouped

in etc/frontend/di.xml

<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:ObjectManager/etc/config.xsd">
    <type name="Magento\GroupedProduct\Model\Product\Type\Grouped">
        <plugin sortOrder="10" name="FixModelProductTypeGrouped" type="MyModule\FixGrouped\Plugin\Model\Product\Type\Grouped" disabled="false" />

and MyModule\FixGrouped\Plugin\Model\Product\Type\Grouped


namespace MyModule\FixGrouped\Plugin\Model\Product\Type;
// was \Magento\GroupedProduct\Model\Product\Type\Grouped ;
use \Magento\Catalog\Model\ResourceModel\Product\Link\Product\Collection;

class Grouped
 * Retrieve collection of associated products
 * @param \Magento\GroupedProduct\Model\Product\Type\Grouped $subject
 * @return \Magento\Catalog\Model\ResourceModel\Product\Link\Product\Collection
public function afterGetAssociatedProductCollection(\Magento\GroupedProduct\Model\Product\Type\Grouped $subject, Collection $result)
    return $result;



Fully Loading

in the constructor
@param \Magento\Catalog\Model\ProductFactory $productFactory;
$this->_productFactory = $productFactory;

in the method  
$children = $parentproduct->getTypeInstance()->getAssociatedProducts($parentproduct);
foreach ($children as $childlink) {
     $child = $this->_productFactory->create()->load($childlink->getId());

After that every product attribute and every product method is available for the $child object

  • Should it be MyModule\FixGrouped\Plugin\Model\Product\Type\Grouped.php or without the .php extension?
    – KaMZaTa
    Jul 6 '20 at 16:30
  • Thanks, the first option seems to work well (It should be MyModule\FixGrouped\Plugin\Model\Product\Type\Grouped.php). The second one I didn't understand how to implement it.
    – KaMZaTa
    Jul 6 '20 at 16:43
  • since i just found this again as I had forgotten what to do - I might as well clarify. Associated products are not full products, only shells. The first solution adds missing data to the "associated products" collection. The second solution creates a full product object for each associated product, which means everything a product normally has is available. It will be slower but have everything
    – iphigenie
    Nov 11 at 18:59

I presume that you're in the product/view/type/grouped.phtml template, or some PHTML file included from that; this is basically how it goes:

<?php $_associatedProducts = $block->getAssociatedProducts();
$_hasAssociatedProducts = count($_associatedProducts) > 0; ?>

<!-- The lines above go near the top, and the lines below go where you need to refer to the associated products. -->

<?php if ($_hasAssociatedProducts) {
          foreach ($_associatedProducts as $_item) { ?>
<!-- Now you can get a custom attribute of each $_item in the same way as the main product. -->
<?php }
} ?>

Among the ways to get the value of an attribute (let's say it's called shirt_size and it's selected via drop-down) are $_item->getShirtSize(); or $_item->getAttribute('shirt_size'); for the numeric value of the index (which often isn't useful), or $_item->getAttributeText('shirt_size'); for the textual value.

  • Thanks but it doesn't show anything. It does work for "standard" attributes but not for my custom one $_item->getAttribute('format'); or $_item->getAttributeText('format');
    – KaMZaTa
    Jun 10 '20 at 22:58
  • $_item->getAttribute('format'); or $_item->getAttributeText('format'); work for the main grouped product but not for associated (simple and downloadable in my case).
    – KaMZaTa
    Jun 11 '20 at 0:04
  • Did you make sure to try it inside the foreach loop? Also, did you try the variant $_item->getFormat();? Jun 22 '20 at 19:21
  • Yes, does it work for you? I have no problem to get attribute label and value for the main product in this way: $attribute = $_product->getResource()->getAttribute('brand'); Label: $attribute->getStoreLabel() and Value: $attr_value = $attribute ->getFrontend()->getValue($_product); Furthermore, I have no problem to get any system attributes of the associate products.
    – KaMZaTa
    Jun 22 '20 at 23:41

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