Jun 6, 2011

Magento: Get all the values of a Magento EAV for a particular attribute code

If you have ever wondered how to get all the values of any EAV attribute for products in Magento, then this is the workaround for you:

$attribute = Mage::getModel('eav/config')->getAttribute('catalog_product', 'color'); //here, "color" is the attribute_code
$allOptions = $attribute->getSource()->getAllOptions(true, true);
foreach ($allOptions as $instance) {
    $myArray[$instance['value']] = $instance['label'];

You will get list of all colors in an array called “myArray” in value => label format.


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  • working for me thanks for your article

  • What if the attribute is not dropdown or multiselect? Let’s think it’s input. How can I get all values?

  • can someone say where is the definition for getAllOptions()? Is it possible to rewrite this method. i was to pass custom filter options which should be independent of any layered navigation plugin. ??

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