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I'm having some trouble finding the category id of the categories I'm examining. Where are they defined in the admin?

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In admin you can see the category Id after click on the category. You can not change the Category ID if that is what you are trying to do.

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  • that's ridiculous. on my testing platform i will have to continuously update code to reflect the live site because of category id inconsistencies. – easymoden00b Dec 16 '14 at 14:06
  • You don't want to be putting in production database entries in your dev site. – brentwpeterson Dec 16 '14 at 14:07
  • Yes, but i'm storing category information within a cookie that fetches a variety of products. So, in order to make alterations to this live site feature I will have to alter a ton of code in order to even see it function on my dev. Well, not a ton, but you catch my drift. – easymoden00b Dec 16 '14 at 14:10
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The ids are autogenerated. the id is the autoincrement PK of the table catalog_category_entity.
You should be able to see the category id when editing the category in the backend. It is near the category name, above the edit form.

  • thanks. although i'm now stuck between a hard place and a magento. – easymoden00b Dec 16 '14 at 14:06

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