How can I create my custom category dropdown in admin side(Create category page) like an image

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If you want to add the Categories dropdown to the Category Edit pages in admin area, you should create file app/code/Vendor/Module/view/adminhtml/ui_component/category_form.xml in your custom module with the following content:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
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 * See COPYING.txt for license details.
<form xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:module:Magento_Ui:etc/ui_configuration.xsd">
    <fieldset name="general">
        <field name="featured_category_ids" sortOrder="100" formElement="select" component="Magento_Ui/js/form/element/ui-select">
            <argument name="data" xsi:type="array">
                <item name="config" xsi:type="array">
                    <item name="filterOptions" xsi:type="boolean">true</item>
                    <item name="showCheckbox" xsi:type="boolean">true</item>
                    <item name="disableLabel" xsi:type="boolean">true</item>
                    <item name="multiple" xsi:type="boolean">true</item>
                    <item name="levelsVisibility" xsi:type="number">1</item>
                    <item name="listens" xsi:type="array">
                        <item name="${ $.namespace }.${ $.namespace }:responseData" xsi:type="string">setParsed</item>
                <label translate="true">Featured Categories</label>
                        <options class="Magento\Catalog\Ui\Component\Product\Form\Categories\Options"/>

This will add a dropdown to the 'General' section of the form:

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You can find more info about the UI-select component in Magento DevDocs

  • thanks for answwer, can you add this for product create page? and how?
    – NoOn
    Nov 17, 2021 at 10:03
  • For product create page - all the same. Only use 'product_form.xml' file name instead of 'category_form.xml'. And also change the fieldset name from "general" to "product-details". Nov 17, 2021 at 10:39
  • I need some installData file or note?
    – NoOn
    Nov 17, 2021 at 10:43
  • I have empty module
    – NoOn
    Nov 17, 2021 at 10:43
  • Do you know how to save value of multiselect?. After click on save button it doesnt save.
    – NoOn
    Nov 17, 2021 at 11:11

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