I am trying to write a script that creates configurable products. Ive been using this as a guide: http://inchoo.net/magento/programmatically-create-a-configurable-magento-product/

When I get to this line:

$configurableAttributesData = $configProduct->getTypeInstance()->getConfigurableAttributesAsArray();

The script crashes and kicks out this error:

Fatal error:  Call to a member function getId() on a non-object in /home/buyfrom/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Catalog/Model/Product/Type/Configurable.php on line 283

Following a comment on this page, I changed that line to the following:

$possibleAttributes = $product->getTypeInstance(true)->getConfigurableAttributesAsArray($product);

But I am still getting this error. Can anyone suggest how to fix this?

  • What version of Magento? Have you re-indexed?
    – Smartie
    Sep 4, 2015 at 12:03
  • version 1.9.2 - reindexed, flushed cache, etc...
    – Jimmery
    Sep 4, 2015 at 12:07
  • There is one (or multiple attributes) that seems to be invalid. Open up that Configurable.php file, and at the top of the getConfigurableAttributesAsArray function, add : if(!is_object($attribute->getProductAttribute())) { var_dump($attribute); continue; } then inspect the output Sep 4, 2015 at 13:29

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I found the solution for this. Your product attribute_set_id is set wrong. It may be set to a attribute_set_id that does not have the attribute you are trying to use included to its attribute set. If you dump your product you may see the attribute_set_id.

The solution is to set the attribute set to one that has the attribute included before calling the function.

So do something like this:

// 10 is the Id of one of your attribute sets that has the attribute included

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