I've added two category attributes successfully to magento admin. However when I run an upgrade script to add another, "core_resource" takes note of my module update but doesn't install the new attribute.

Here is my upgrade-1.0.1-1.0.2.php


$this->addAttribute('catalog_category', 'is_brand', array(
    'group'                     => 'Display Settings',
    'type'                      => 'int',
    'input'                     => 'select',
    'source'                    => '',
    'label'                     => 'Is a brand?',
    'backend'                   => '',
    'visible'                   => 1,
    'required'                  => 0,
    'user_defined'              => 999,
    'default'                   => 0,
    'global'                    => Mage_Catalog_Model_Resource_Eav_Attribute::SCOPE_STORE,


and as mentioned I updated config.xml to <version>1.0.2</version>

Nothing is added to the admin panel, no errors, no log errors.

Any ideas?

  • check in core_resource table for your module version,,,or try to clear cache,,, – Keyur Shah Jul 28 '15 at 10:36
  • Hey, as mentioned above core_resource takes note of my module update and cache is not enabled. – Stefkay Jul 28 '15 at 10:37
  • whats your current version in core_Resource table ? – Keyur Shah Jul 28 '15 at 10:38
  • and your upgrade script name should be mysql4-upgrade-1.0.1-1.0.2 – Keyur Shah Jul 28 '15 at 10:39
  • Current version is 1.0.2 in core_resource, also hasn't the use of mysql been deprecated? – Stefkay Jul 28 '15 at 10:41

From comment your file name should be

The second script name was not correct

  • That is not the answer. – Stefkay Jul 28 '15 at 10:58
  • @Stefkay i have updated my answer thanks to pointing – Keyur Shah Jul 28 '15 at 10:59

i've sorted this.

Problem was I had:


The second script name was not correct and was breaking the chain of running scripts.

Thanks to Keyur Shah his help led me to solving the problem.


For me, the reason why it was not triggered is that I had different version in the table core_resource from the xml version from config.xml.

In my case, the xml version was 1.4.0 and in the databse I had 1.4.2

I posted this, so it might help others facing this issue. Thank you

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