I am porting a Magento 1 module, which adds a custom category attribute, to Magento 2.

The product is already created in Magento 2 - but now it does not appear in the inside \Magento\Catalog\Helper\Category::getCategoryUrl.

In the Magento 1 version config.xml I had:

                      <redirect_url />

This solved the problem.

What is the equivalent of this in Magento 2 ?

Sure, I could load the full category item again in the above method, but this would slow down the site.

1 Answer 1


Create etc/catalog_attributes.xml in your extension with the following content:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:module:Magento_Catalog:etc/catalog_attributes.xsd">
    <group name="catalog_category">
        <attribute name="redirect_url"/>
  • Does not seem to work for Magento2.1 anymore?!
    – Alex
    Jul 2, 2016 at 21:30
  • I can confirm that this does work on 2.1 - just make sure that "Used in Product Listing" is set to Yes. Jan 5, 2017 at 15:24
  • @bassplayer7 Use in product listing for a category attribute? - how does that work?
    – Alex
    Jul 11, 2017 at 20:12

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