I am exporting the product dataflow, and in the category_ids column all I have are the numeric category IDs.

The Magento User Manual states that Each category is entered as a path, with a forward slash (/) between each level. For example: Furniture/Living Room.

However I cant seem to get the products to export in this way.

Can anyone help?

I am using Magento 1.9 and 1.4, same issue with both.

  • Is it solve your issue?
    – Gem
    May 19, 2017 at 11:43

1 Answer 1


ImportExport is doing this. So just export all the things with

System > Import/Export > Export

and you are fine.

  • am using this, and getting no valid data send error, how can i solve this, in my store 25,000 products
    – Gem
    Aug 17, 2016 at 12:29
  • Raise your upload limits, check google for php upload max_post... whatever the setting is :) Aug 17, 2016 at 16:48
  • @ Fabian Blechschmidt : does this is enough i.imgur.com/osTbWpE.png
    – Gem
    Aug 18, 2016 at 4:22

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