Suppose color and price and manufacturer are three attribute codes.

black and blue are attribute values for color.
$0-100 and &101-200 are attribute values for price.
hp and dell are attribute values for price.

On category page, in filter section if I'm selecting attribute values black and &101-200. How can I get corresponding attribute codes?

In filter.phtml file sing this code I'm getting selected attribute code but not the attribute value in a proper format.

$appliedFilters = Mage::getSingleton('catalog/layer')->getState()->getFilters();
foreach ($appliedFilters as $item) {
      $items[] = $item->getFilter()->getRequestVar();

foreach ($items as $item) {
     echo ($item."<br>");

1 Answer 1


Try this:

$appliedFilters = Mage::getSingleton('catalog/layer')->getState()->getFilters();

foreach ($appliedFilters as $item):

   $filter = $item->getFilter();
   $items[] = array(
     'code'    => $filter->getRequestVar(),
     'label'   => $item->getName(),
     'value'   => $item->getLabel()

  • it's giving me the selected attribute codes. Though I'm not getting the selected attribute values. after endforeach; I've added my code foreach ($items as $items): echo ($items['code']."<br>"); echo ($items['label'."<br>"]); echo ($items['value'."<br>"]); endforeach; . How I will get selected attribute value at the same time?
    – amitshree
    May 12, 2015 at 10:52
  • Apologies, the second and third lines should get the item object, I have amended my response May 12, 2015 at 10:59
  • I've added 'attval' => $item->getValue() to the items array and printed it's value in my foreach loop echo ($items['attval']."<br>"); to print the attribute value(not label). Actually I've to pass these selected attributes in URL to search for products. I'm customizing default search functionality and first selecting n number of attributes and using a search button passing these parameters in search URL.
    – amitshree
    May 12, 2015 at 11:34
  • ^^ using echo ($items['attval']."<br>"); I'm getting the attribute values for all attributes but for price attribute it's output is "Array" instead of something like "100-200".
    – amitshree
    May 12, 2015 at 11:56
  • 1
    You can just do : if(is_array($items['attval'])) echo implode('-', $items['attval']); else echo $items['attval']; May 12, 2015 at 12:43

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