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Subcategory under multiple categories? 
 
joesixpack
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I am using the category tree in catalog > manage categories to rearrange the store menus. I t works great, but how do I . . .

. . .  get a subcategory to appear under multiple categories?

Is this possible?

 
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erict
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Any response to this?  There doesn’t seem to be a flexible grouping mechanism within Magento unless this works, and I’m not seeing it…

 
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Angstrom Systems
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I encountered this same question.

I suspected that this was not supported and I think my suspicions have been confirmed.

Upon looking at the database schema it appears that the category entities also contains the hierarchy.  If you look at the table in question the [entity_id] is the identity, but if you look closer there is a [parent_id] column that sets the hierarchy and more importantly limits any category to exist under one and only 1 parent category.

I’m sure this was done for simplicity so strange circular references wouldn’t be possible, but it sure is a drag given my client wants to use multiple sub categories in different parent categories.  I think the only way we can do this is to duplicate the sub categories...yuck.

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DamonT
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I have the very same questions… There has to be a way to do this.. it seems like such a simple detail… is there any extensions or quick fixes to this?

 
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JoeAD
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I need to do this too.

Did anyone find a solution?

 
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shenobis
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I also wanted this functionally in a magento store i have managed to hack it so i can get the subcategory linked in multiple main categories if anyone wants to know i will post up what i have done

 
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downthelane
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Hi

Can you please post how you have done this as it is something I really need to make my store work.

Thanks

James

 
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dsaverschel
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Hi shenobis,

Could you please let us know how you managed to put subcategories under multiple parent categories?
This would save me a lot lot lot of time!

Thank you!

 
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Amasty
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May be you just need a separate menu extension that allows you to put the same links under different parents?

 
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