I imported the categories from Magento 1 to Magento 2, after that I can not create categories, the name appears empty in the list.

Look the last subcategory

I already cleaned the caches, reindex but it does not solve. This happens when you create subcategories and parent categories. If I try to edit an imported category when saving the name does not change.

The root category appears in the store settings and is selected.

No error appears in the error logs.

If I enter the database table and change the name of the categories, it works, but by the magento admin nothing is saved.

Magento version: 2.2.3

Can someone help me?

  • Did you check memory limit of php ini? did you try with run command of static-content deploy and setup upgrade?
    – Ravi Varma
    Aug 9, 2018 at 7:09
  • Yes, I try, but no success. :( Aug 9, 2018 at 11:51
  • While Creating category go to Search Engine Optimization Tab & Then Remove the URL KEY Value & Then Try to save Category then it will work. Do Re indexing & Clear Cache Once then try.
    – Ravi Varma
    Aug 9, 2018 at 12:01
  • @RaviVarma The URL KEY is empty when I create a new category... This is correct? Aug 9, 2018 at 12:14
  • I am facing the exact same problem after data migration.. Any Solution ? @JuniorMaia Oct 19, 2018 at 7:03

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After days of troubleshooting, the solution described here resolved this for me: Magento 2.3.2 - Saving categories after data migration causes empty records

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