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Export product category IDs
 
frostbytes
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I’m setting up to import a file of products into Magento.  How do I export or even see what the id number for each category is?  I swear I saw that in Magento before, but in a slightly older version.

Thanks.

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frostbytes
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Anyone?

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herve
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Support sucks.

 
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frostbytes
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The Magento experience has been frustrating… I called Magento sales with a different question but only got their answering service.  They never bothered to return my call…

Back to this topic, I did not find a list of category IDs anywhere, but I did find the IDs listed in the admin console.  If you click on each category level the ID number appears at the top of the page.  (See attached.)

I’m posting it here in case it helps someone else.

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hmpierson
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Look at these links, particularly the 2nd

http://www.magentocommerce.com/wiki/doc/webservices-api/introduction#basic_api_methods

http://www.magentocommerce.com/wiki/doc/webservices-api/api

http://www.magentocommerce.com/wiki/doc/webservices-api/custom-api

Finally, this thread will give you some idea of how to actually use this:

http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/22360/

 
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frostbytes
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Thanks hmpierson.  I wish I had known about that before I had my client manually create a list of over 500 category IDs.  grin

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