When we create or modify a product -- the url_key doesn't seem to associate with the store_id of the product. For example:

$product = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->load($prodid);

But here lies the problem:

I would expect url_key in the Table catalog_product_entity_url_key to have a store_id of 1, but it gets set to 0. How else should a product be saved to that the url_key gets the proper store_id?

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Background on this problem:

We are writing scripts for updating programs and have been getting a lot of these errors:

Uncaught exception 'Mage_Eav_Model_Entity_Attribute_Exception' with message 'Product with the 'product-url-key-added' url_key attribute already exists.' in /var/www/mage02/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Config.php:1348

Looking further into the code, this problem seems to be created because of how the store_id is getting set. We can make the problem go away by manually updating the store_id.. however, on the re-save -- the store_id for the url_key gets set back to 0.

Magento Version used: (Fresh Install)

2 Answers 2


Try setting the store id before loading the product. Something like this:
$product = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->setStoreId(1)->load($prodId);

  • Marius. Its still hard to determine the issue but I think you're on to something. I did go through the code and explicitly setStoreId() and the issues I was having became less frequent. This issue seems to be primarily related to EE and doesn't exist in EE or CE 1.8. Thanks for your help!
    – JustinP
    Jan 8, 2014 at 1:39
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    Have you found a permanent solution for
    – srgb
    Apr 14, 2014 at 21:42
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    Any solutions to this on May 23, 2014 at 6:23
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    A better solution is: Mage::app()->setCurrentStore(Mage_Core_Model_App::ADMIN_STORE_ID);
    – B00MER
    Oct 7, 2014 at 9:28
  • Thanks! Setting the current store to the admin store solved the problem for me why importing products from the CLI wasn't working! Jul 31, 2015 at 15:15

Researching what B00MER and Marius where saying, it appears that in EE 13.1+ the offending function is _isAvailableUrl in app/code/core/Enterprise/Catalog/Model/Product/Attribute/Backend/Urlkey.php

There is a comment in li 179:180

179         // we should allow save same url key for product in current store view
180         // but not allow save existing url key in current store view from another store view

However, the select statement right before this reads:

173         $select = $this->_connection->select()
174             ->from($this->getAttribute()->getBackendTable(), array('entity_id', 'store_id'))
175             ->where('value = ?', $object->getUrlKey())
176             ->limit(1);
177         $row = $this->_connection->fetchRow($select);

This select statement just queries all records of catalog_product_entity_url_key and doesn't take account the current store id. So I modified the file like so which takes into account the current store id of the record being saved. This appears to fix the issue.

diff --git a/app/code/core/Enterprise/Catalog/Model/Product/Attribute/Backend/Urlkey.php b/app/code/core/Enterprise/Catalog/Model/Product/Attribute/Backend/Urlkey.php index 3ad4bea..c4319bd 100644
--- a/app/code/core/Enterprise/Catalog/Model/Product/Attribute/Backend/Urlkey.php
+++ b/app/code/core/Enterprise/Catalog/Model/Product/Attribute/Backend/Urlkey.php
@@ -173,6 +173,7 @@ class Enterprise_Catalog_Model_Product_Attribute_Backend_Urlkey
         $select = $this->_connection->select()
             ->from($this->getAttribute()->getBackendTable(), array('entity_id', 'store_id'))
             ->where('value = ?', $object->getUrlKey())
+            ->where('store_id = ?', $object->getStoreId())
         $row = $this->_connection->fetchRow($select);
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    Thanks, I got same issue in Magento EE 1.14 + and issue resolved Apr 24, 2020 at 9:50

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