I am trying to write code for generating Google shopping feed in Magento 1.

I want to get categories assigned to a product which are subcategories of a specific category (Designers).

How do I do this?

I want to populate this in the brand tag in the XML and we do not have any manufacturers but store them in categories with a parent category called 'Designers'

  • Does your Designer category have only one level sub categories? Commented Aug 9, 2018 at 13:34
  • yes, the basically represent the name of the manufacturers. Commented Aug 9, 2018 at 13:48
  • Check my answer which may help you. Commented Aug 9, 2018 at 13:49

1 Answer 1


You can manage to work by following code:

$designer_cat_id = 'YOUR DESIGNER CATEGORY ID';
$brands = array();
$categoryIds = $product->getCategoryIds();
if ($categoryIds)
    $categoryCollection = Mage::getModel('catalog/category')->getCollection();
    if ($categoryCollection->getSize() > 0)
        foreach ($categoryCollection as $cat)
            $cat_name = $cat->getName();
            $url = $cat->getUrl();
            // Write your code for xml node creation

This code is not tested. This is basically an idea.

  • Yeah this works perfectly. Thank you so much!! Commented Aug 9, 2018 at 14:09
  • Just add one more thing to your answer...re-initialize the $cat_name variable or else when a product does not have a child category of (in this case) 'designers', it still populates with the previous product's child category. Commented Aug 9, 2018 at 14:17
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    @SushantGurjar How to assign subcategory products to their respective parent category. eg: i.sstatic.net/XXyaH.png how assign to parent category, here my parent category Electronics.
    – zus
    Commented Dec 9, 2019 at 6:41
  • You can get parent categories of the categories your products are tagged in. Just write a query to tag them to their parent categories. Commented Dec 26, 2019 at 12:01

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