M 2.3.1

We are importing via Firebear. When I import I am getting success.. the product imports but I get this error:

URL key for the specified store already exists.

Whenever I try and SAVE products...

We had previously deleted products from the table with "delete from catalog_product_entity;"

If I change the URL key in the feed.. the import works ok and I can save the product...

How can I "clean up" my database so I can import the original feed with the original URL key and have it allow me to save the product.. without "URL key for specified store already exists" error?

  • Roughly how many products? Commented Aug 16, 2019 at 20:11
  • Original feed was a few thousand.... Now after deleting them all am just trying to import one product to test the import and its giving me the error
    – Matt Ayres
    Commented Aug 16, 2019 at 20:14
  • If this is on a dev store may be worth truncating url rewrite table and letting magento index process regenerate url keys and then see what happens. I believe there have been a few issues resolved in journey up to version you are currently using so there could be an underlying issue github.com/magento/magento2/issues/7298 Commented Aug 16, 2019 at 21:06
  • Delete the WHOLE table? Won't that break other things? Yer is dev site.....
    – Matt Ayres
    Commented Aug 16, 2019 at 21:12
  • Try to truncate catalog_url_rewrite table. Commented Aug 16, 2019 at 23:51

2 Answers 2


Yep removing the product url rewrites fixed it for me.


I have fixed this issue in more than 3-4 projects.

If you want to resolve this issue, you can upgrade your version with latest one or try below code logic:

Try this solution by overriding below function in your custom module :)

Path: vendor/magento/module-url-rewrite/Model/Storage

protected function doReplace(array $urls){ 
    $data = [];
    $storeId_requestPaths = [];
    foreach ($urls as $url) {
        $storeId = $url->getStoreId();
        $requestPath = $url->getRequestPath();
        $sql = "SELECT * FROM url_rewrite where store_id = $storeId and request_path = '$requestPath'";
        $exists = $this->connection->fetchOne($sql); 
        if ($exists) continue;
        $storeId_requestPaths[] = $storeId . '-' . $requestPath;
        $data[] = $url->toArray();

    // Remove duplication data;
    $n = count($storeId_requestPaths);
    for ($i = 0; $i < $n - 1; $i++) {
        for ($j = $i + 1; $j < $n; $j++) {
            if ($storeId_requestPaths[$i] == $storeId_requestPaths[$j]) {
    try {
    } catch (\Magento\Framework\Exception\AlreadyExistsException $e) {
        /** @var \Magento\UrlRewrite\Service\V1\Data\UrlRewrite[] $urlConflicted */
        $urlConflicted = [];
        foreach ($urls as $url) {
            $urlFound = $this->doFindOneByData(
                    UrlRewriteData::REQUEST_PATH => $url->getRequestPath(),
                    UrlRewriteData::STORE_ID => $url->getStoreId(),
            if (isset($urlFound[UrlRewriteData::URL_REWRITE_ID])) {
                $urlConflicted[$urlFound[UrlRewriteData::URL_REWRITE_ID]] = $url->toArray();
        if ($urlConflicted) {
            throw new \Magento\UrlRewrite\Model\Exception\UrlAlreadyExistsException(
                __('URL key for specified store already exists.'),
        } else {
            throw $e->getPrevious() ?: $e;

    return $urls;

Happy Coding :)


Ketan T.

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