In Magento 2.4.1 I have a custom multiple select attribute 'theme' The theme attribute contains options 'football' and 'sport' Some products have both attribute options applied. I can apply both attribute values to a product fine but when I filter in product grid dashboard, it does not find products which have more than one attribute value applied. If a product has one attribute value only then it filters correctly but if a product has multiple attribute filters applied it does not show. Is this a default Magento 2 setting? Thank you.

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I did take a look at this question. A multiselect attribute gets stored in a table with varchar suffix. For instance, product attribute activity (present in Magento sample data) is stored in catalog_product_entity_varchar. Also, the value is a list of options ids.

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Therefore, your query has to use a like filter, see below an example.


namespace Mbs\MultiSelectFilter\Command;

use Magento\Catalog\Api\ProductRepositoryInterface;
use Magento\Framework\Api\FilterBuilder;
use Magento\Framework\Api\SearchCriteriaBuilder;
use Symfony\Component\Console\Command\Command;
use Symfony\Component\Console\Input\InputInterface;
use Symfony\Component\Console\Output\OutputInterface;

class GetProductWithSeveralMultiselectOptions extends Command
     * @var ProductRepositoryInterface
    private $productRepository;
     * @var SearchCriteriaBuilder
    private $searchCriteriaBuilder;
     * @var FilterBuilder
    private $filterBuilder;

     * GetProductWithSeveralMultiselectOptions constructor.
     * @param ProductRepositoryInterface $productRepository
     * @param SearchCriteriaBuilder $searchCriteriaBuilder
     * @param FilterBuilder $filterBuilder
     * @param string|null $name
    public function __construct(
        ProductRepositoryInterface $productRepository,
        SearchCriteriaBuilder $searchCriteriaBuilder,
        FilterBuilder $filterBuilder,
        string $name = null
    ) {
        $this->productRepository = $productRepository;
        $this->searchCriteriaBuilder = $searchCriteriaBuilder;
        $this->filterBuilder = $filterBuilder;

    protected function configure()
        $this->setDescription('Find Product in catalog focusing with multiselect attribute');

    protected function execute(InputInterface $input, OutputInterface $output)
        $filter = $this->filterBuilder->setField('activity')

        $searchCriteria = $this->searchCriteriaBuilder->addFilters([$filter])->create();

        $result = $this->productRepository->getList($searchCriteria);

        foreach ($result->getItems() as $product) {
            $output->writeln(sprintf('sku: %s', $product->getSku()));

        $output->writeln('CFart log import complete');
  • Thank you for the response. I'm fairly new to Magento, how would I use this and where? Nov 14, 2020 at 18:40
  • This is a command-line script showing you how to build a query with a multiselect attribute. I read that is what you needed. Good luck with Magento Nov 14, 2020 at 20:55

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