I'am following this tutorial https://www.mageplaza.com/devdocs/magento-2-category-attributes-programmatically/ added the field to save new attribute but not working, write the information but to save in button top, refresh the page and not save the information. I'm using magento 2.4

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    – Avesh Naik
    Aug 28, 2021 at 7:59

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First of all check if your data is saved in the database, if that's so it's just a dataProvider issue and you can solve it with a plugin

Declare your Plugin

<type name="Magento\Catalog\Model\Category\DataProvider">
            <plugin name="categoryCustomAttributes" type="Vendor\Module\Plugin\Model\Category\DataProvider" sortOrder="1" disabled="false"/>

Then create the Plugin:

namespace Vendor\Module\Plugin\Model\Category;

class DataProvider extends \Magento\Catalog\Model\Category\DataProvider {

public function __construct(\Magento\Eav\Model\Config $eavConfig) {
    $this->eavConfig = $eavConfig;

public function afterPrepareMeta(\Magento\Catalog\Model\Category\DataProvider $subject, $result) {
    $meta = array_replace_recursive($result, $this->_prepareFieldsMeta(
    return $meta;

public function _prepareFieldsMeta($fieldsMap, $fieldsMeta) {
    $result = [];
    foreach ($fieldsMap as $fieldSet => $fields) {
        foreach ($fields as $field) {
            if (isset($fieldsMeta[$field])) {
                $result[$fieldSet]['children'][$field]['arguments']['data']['config'] = $fieldsMeta[$field];
        return $result;

    public function _getFieldsMap() {
       $fields = parent::getFieldsMap();
       $fields['general'][] = 'custom_attribute';
       return $fields;

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