Is there a way to get an item at the nth index from a collection without necessarily loop over all the collection?
I don't believe there is a way to grab a specific index from Varien_Data_Collection (however I would love to be proven wrong on this!)
Notwithstanding, here are my attempts.
/** * Method 1, * Using LIMIT to grab the 9th item, a new query for each item. * Inefficient but fun! */ $collection = new Varien_Data_Collection(); $collection->setPageSize(1); $collection->setCurPage(9); $ninthItem = $collection->getFirstItem(); /** * Method 2, * the collection toArray functionality. * * It actually iterates through the collection within the toArray call, * but at least it saves you from doing the iteration yourself! */ $collection = new Varien_Data_Collection(); $collectionData = $collection->toArray(); $ninthItem = $collectionData['items'];