I'm trying to modify items in a collection on page load (catalog) and using the event: catalog_product_collection_load_after

and the code for the event is :

            ->addFieldToFilter('entity_id', array('nin' => array_keys($_excludeProducts)))

this does exclude product(s) but the count is wrong. like there're 5 products in the collection and on the grid as well but the count is 6 items. How can i correct this?

  • 1
    the load event is not fired for getSize() and I'm not too sure about count() so it makes sense. A solution I don't have for you at this moment Sep 30, 2015 at 9:49
  • 2
    Wait, you load the collection again in load_after? Even if Magento is smart enough to not go into endless recursion, why don't you use load_before to add the field to filter? Sep 30, 2015 at 10:40
  • @fschmengler it goes into recursion when using load_before
    – R T
    Sep 30, 2015 at 10:52
  • Only if you call load() in the observer, which you should not and need not then Sep 30, 2015 at 10:52
  • (these're just desperate attempts) removing load() and using load_before in event didn't help either.
    – R T
    Sep 30, 2015 at 10:56

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I guess that you can use count() function,But not sure 100%.

Basically count() is give result after load() executed that reason it will give you proper result

 public function count()
        return count($this->_items);

See at Varien_Data_Collection class.

count() may be give you proper result whenever you remove clear() from collection.As this make collection load false.setIsLoaded(false) and remove all element from Collection

See at function:

 public function clear()
        $this->_items = array();
        return $this;

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