How can I fetch a list (array) of all defined product attributes? (basically I need the code and label).


The attributes I need this to dynamically generate ACLs for all product attributes that exist in the shop. (working on a module for Hide Attributes and Other Fields in Product Edit Backend)

  • Ignoring attribute sets? – benmarks May 10 '13 at 14:53
  • @benmarks: Yes. – Alex May 10 '13 at 15:01

If you need a MySQL Query, try that:

select attribute_id, attribute_code, frontend_label from eav_attribute where entity_type_id IN (select entity_type_id from eav_entity_type where entity_type_code = 'catalog_product')

An alternative to Fabian code, if you need a PHP script based on Magento, try this:

$attributes = Mage::getResourceModel('catalog/product_attribute_collection')

foreach ($attributes as $attribute){
    echo $attribute->getAttributecode();
    echo '<br>';
    echo $attribute->getFrontendLabel();
  • Nice. Mage_Catalog_Model_Resource_Product_Attribute_Collection does basically what was Fabian trying to craft. Thanks! – Alex May 10 '13 at 15:00
  • you're welcome :-) – Sylvain Rayé May 10 '13 at 15:13
  • how do i get a list of attributes using a group id ? not attribute sets – Attila Naghi Jul 28 '14 at 12:29


should do.

We just found a bug, you have to pass the entity_type_id:

$col = Mage::getResourceModel('eav/entity_attribute_collection')->setEntityTypeFilter(4);


The code is the documentation:

if ($type instanceof Mage_Eav_Model_Entity_Type) {
        $additionalTable = $type->getAdditionalAttributeTable();
        $id = $type->getId();
    } else {
        $additionalTable = $this->getResource()->getAdditionalAttributeTable($type);
        $id = $type;

hopefully working solution (updated by @Alex comment)

You have to pass a Mage_Eav_Model_Entity_Type so this should work and is not hardcoded:

$type = Mage::getModel('eav/entity_type')->loadByCode(Mage_Catalog_Model_Product::ENTITY)
  • The collection returns a count of 0 ... I remember there was some kind of API or service class for this, but can't find it ATM. – Alex May 10 '13 at 14:24
  • Great - but 4 is hardcoded (even no sooo likely to change). Fix it for an upvote :-) – Alex May 10 '13 at 14:34
  • And no, the first line does not work. Mage_Catalog_Model_Product::ENTITY is a string, not an Mage_Eav_Model_Entity_Type – Alex May 10 '13 at 14:36
  • I think I got it now :D – Fabian Blechschmidt May 10 '13 at 14:44
  • But then I'm to late. I'll do, when I pass the 2k rep :p – Fabian Blechschmidt May 10 '13 at 14:48

This is to get all attributes

                INNER JOIN eav_attribute_option ON eav_attribute_option_value.option_id = eav_attribute_option.option_id
                        eav_attribute_option.attribute_id = 135
                OR eav_attribute_option.attribute_id = 142 
                -- 135 = BRANDS
                -- 142 = TYPES
                GROUP BY
                ORDER BY
                eav_attribute_option_value.`value` ASC
  • Don't want to use plain SQL ... – Alex Jul 30 '16 at 8:22

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