my products have a custom attribute named producing_days

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and im pretty sure that it has a value in catalog_product_entity_varchar enter image description here

now I'm trying to access producing_days from quote item

/* $item is a quote item*/
$product = $item->getProduct();

$id = $product->getId(); //this works and return 3272
$producing_days = $product->getProducingDays(); //this returns null

I tried accessing it on stores 4, 14, and 19, and it's all null in there. and it shouldn't be an issue because the "All Stores" has value. any idea why I can't access the producing_days?

  • did you try $product->getAttributeText('producing_days'); ?
    – Pawan
    Feb 18, 2021 at 6:24
  • Or make sure you are getting custom attribute while var_dump i.e var_dump($product->getData());
    – Pawan
    Feb 18, 2021 at 6:27
  • i already tried getAttributeText('producing_days'). and checking $product->getData() producing_days is not in there. do you an idea why its not being retrieved? it has an entry in the DB and also visible in the admin
    – mendz
    Feb 18, 2021 at 6:38
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    @Pawan found the solution. i needed to retrieve the product from Magento\Catalog\Api\ProductRepositoryInterface. and there i have all my attributes. which is weird because i already have the product instance from the quote item. but im already stock here for so long, so i guess this will do
    – mendz
    Feb 18, 2021 at 6:49
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    correct you need to load product by repo Or by factory!
    – Pawan
    Feb 18, 2021 at 6:50

3 Answers 3


The idea is that even if you can receive an instance of \Magento\Catalog\Model\Product as a return from calling other object's methods, only the repository model triggers all data loading.

 $objectManager = \Magento\Framework\App\ObjectManager::getInstance();
 $productId = item->getProduct()->getId();
 $product = $objectManager->get('Magento\Catalog\Model\Product')->load($productId);
 $value = $product->getResource()->getAttribute('attribute_code')->getFrontend()->getValue($product);


You need to make your product attribute available for your quote item by adding catalog_attributes.xml.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:module:Magento_Catalog:etc/catalog_attributes.xsd">
    <group name="quote_item">
        <attribute name="producing_days"/>

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