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Adding products to 2 different root categories - On the Fly Category Creator
Anton van Maanen

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March 16, 2015 - 5:13 am
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Hey there,

I am having a bit of trouble figuring out how to assign a product to two different root categories.

I want to assign a product to one root category ‘Products’, under the sub-category of ‘Bowls’.

The same product I would also like to have under the root category of ‘Collections’ and under the sub category of ‘Copper Swirl’

The column ID is ‘Categories and the field I having trouble with has this in it… Products/Bowls;;Collections/Copper Swirl

I have also tried Bowls;;Collections/Copper Swirl but each time it creates Collections as a sub category of Products instead of its own root directory.

I hope this makes some kind of sense. Sincerest thanks in advance for any help.

Anton

Paul Cartwright
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March 16, 2015 - 2:23 pm
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Hi Anton,

You need to make the additional root category first in magento then put each root category in []

[root category name1]/sub category name1;;[root category name2]/sub category name2

Hope this helps

Paul

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Anton van Maanen

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March 17, 2015 - 12:18 am
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Hi Paul,

Thanks for the reply.

I tried that solution to no avail unfortunately. It failed to add the product to any of the categories.

I have created a second root category called ‘Collections’ in magento and uploaded the csv with – [Products]/Bowls;;[Collections]/Copper Swirl – in the field.

I am wondering if I am missing something with the store set-up. I only have one store and the root category is ‘Products’ in the manage store page of magento.

Do I need to specify the other category here maybe? No idea.

Thanks…

Paul Cartwright
West Midlands, UK

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March 17, 2015 - 9:47 am
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Morning,

Are you trying to get the product to show in two categories but in the same store?

If so you need to use the same root category then have a sub category Products/Collections.

Then have a sub category off Products set as Bowls and a sub category off Collections of Copper Swirl

In the csv files they should look like products/bowls;;collections/copper swirl

Here is the tutorial on setting up the structure categories which might also help https://understandinge.com/lesson/su-0014/ Plus make more sense

Paul

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Anton van Maanen

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March 17, 2015 - 11:16 pm
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Hi Paul,

Thanks again for the reply.

Makes sense now, I was under the wrong impression you could have to Root Categories in the same store.

All sorted now…

Best,

Anton

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Dave Furness

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March 18, 2015 - 11:22 am
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Hey Paul and Anton,

Paul thanks for helping out here, it’s really appreciated and glad to hear you got it sorted Anton :)

Dave

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