I'm on EE 1.13.10 and I noticed that changing URL key for a product/category doesn't create a redirect from the previous URL to the new one, instead both URL still works.

Any hint on out to debug/solve the issue ?

-- Example --
I changed URL key from abc123 to 123abc (prod. id:123) and ran a full re-index.

After that:

The link in the frontend are correct but Url_Rewrite table shows following data:

  • abc123.html -> catalog/product/view/id/123
  • 123abc.html -> catalog/product/view/id/123


  1. The redirect from abc123 to 123abc is missed here
  2. Both URLs point to the controller (so both links works)

As said above the correct behavior should be that the previous Url redirect to the new one and this is not happening

  • If the problem persists after a reindex, can you show what is in core_url_rewrite for these products? – Melvyn Jan 8 '14 at 17:20
  • I have added more details – Fra Jan 9 '14 at 0:52
  • Do mind that 1.13 does not write rewrites to core_url_rewrite anymore. It utilizes the enterprise_url_rewrite table instead. Perhaps it's present in there? – Tim Hofman Feb 26 '14 at 19:36
  • it is related to the url_rewrite changes introduced in 1.13.x ... in this new version they change this behavior ( only god knows why ) – Fra Feb 27 '14 at 5:28
  • Your last update sounds like the answer to your question. Can you please add that as an answer and accept it. – Joe Constant Nov 8 '14 at 6:36

According to Magento EE Support this the default and expected behavior on 1.13.x

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