I'm trying to import products from a CSV file and keep getting errors. The following 2 errors appear for each row in the CSV file. Seems (at least to me) that it could be a category issue?!?! Can someone please help me diagnose and fix the issue? Thank you in advance!

error 1:SQLSTATE[42000]: Syntax error or access violation: 1055 'dbname.cce.entity_type_id' isn't in GROUP BY - SELECT cce.entity_type_id,cce.attribute_set_id,cce.level+1 as level,COALESCE(MAX(eac.position),0)+1 as position

FROM catalog_category_entity as cce

LEFT JOIN catalog_category_entity as eac ON eac.parent_id=cce.entity_id

WHERE cce.entity_id=?

GROUP BY eac.parent_id
error 2:SQLSTATE[42000]: Syntax error or access violation: 1055 'dbname.cce.entity_type_id' isn't in GROUP BY - ERROR ON RECORD #1

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It's a slight difference in the versions of PHP (5.6 and 5.7) that can cause this. There is a known issue on GitHub where the Magmi project is hosted.

In your Magmi directory, navigate to the following file: magmi/plugins/extra/itemprocessors/categories/categoryimport.php and make the following change.

GROUP BY eac.parent_id";


GROUP BY eac.parent_id,cce.entity_type_id,cce.attribute_set_id,level";

Source: https://github.com/dweeves/magmi-git/pull/216/files


I just found the issue.

Easy fix... locate your MySQL config file, mine was etc/my.cnf. Remove: ONLY_FULL_GROUP_BY. This is what's returning the errors.

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