I have a custom theme template for my magento 1.9.1 and would like to add the "only X left" in my product list page. It is already in my product view page however I want it to show on every single product in the grid list page. How do I add to it?

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Rather than instantiating the model for each product rather do this.

Create a magento module, and add these bits to it.

In the module config.xml


In the module observer

// observer
public function addStockItemData($observer)
    $collection = $observer->getCollection();

That will do the trick


You'd need to modify the theme's template/catalog/product/list.phtml file so that it included the required bits. That would be something like this under the grid mode and/or list mode depending on your site.

<?php $qty = Mage::getModel('cataloginventory/stock_item')->loadByProduct($_product)->getQty(); ?>
<?php if ($qty): ?>
    Only <?php echo $qty; ?> left
<?php else: ?>
    Out of Stock
<?php endif; ?>

However that would only work for simple products and would probably say all configurable, grouped, or bundled ones are out of stock so you'd want to modify it a bit more to work with that if you use configurable, grouped, or bundled products.

  • Thank you. Do you know why I'm not getting the "out of stock" when my quantity is 0? It still says "Only 0.0000 left". Also I am getting a bunch of decimals. Do you know how can I get rid of the decimals?
    – James Tsai
    Dec 29, 2014 at 18:47
  • Hi, I changed getQty to getStockQty and everything is good now. Thank you for your help! :)
    – James Tsai
    Dec 29, 2014 at 19:11
  • For the 0.0000 you could force it to an integer by doing (int) before the Mage::getModel part. It should force it to 0 and then that would trigger as false in PHP for the if statement. Dec 29, 2014 at 19:27

I've fixed the problem by editing /app/code/core/Mage/Catalog/Model/Product/Type/Configurable.php file and added one line that seems to be missing in (->addAttributeToSelect('*'))

$usedProducts = array();
$collection = $this->getUsedProductCollection($product)

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