I am importing categories in magento 1.9 . but when i import categories it shows error "Path provided is not a valid one" how can i get exact path of category. URGENT enter image description here

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The path that you are using is not invalid "1/2/16"

What giving you the error is the wrong ID of category. Make sure all the IDs in path are valid category IDs.

In magento 1.9, mostly category path starts with 2 Since 2 is the default category ID.


One more thing to ensure: Last ID of path should be equal to the name of the category. Like ID 16 name should be equal to the name in csv

#Edit 2:

You need to dubug function getCategoryIdFromPath() in file app\code\local\Mageworks\Import\Helper\Category.php

This is the function responsible for the error that you are facing.
If this function returns empty array then error will appear

  • i tried like "2/16" but i says not valid . is it correct syntax like"2/16/37" ? Nov 12, 2020 at 9:51
  • Please check updated answer. Nov 12, 2020 at 9:53
  • i tried by using small letter names for column then it says invalid header. yes ID's are correct Nov 12, 2020 at 9:59
  • any thing more you know ? thanks for your answers Nov 12, 2020 at 10:00
  • Did you verify name of category? it should be the category name of last ID in path Nov 12, 2020 at 10:03

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