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the import fails and shows this error: Category name does not match category path.
The category_name must be the same as the last name in your category_path. There is no need for the category_name field if you have the category_path.
You can only use the category_id field for existing categories, not for creating new categories. The only way around this is to import a list of IDs directly in the database using PhpMyAdmin and after that you can use them for import.
When using the category_id, do not use the category_path with it but only the category_name.
I imported the categories with the ids through PhpMyAdmin first.
Then I adjusted the template so there only is category_id and category_name
But even then when I import the csv file with only those two columns I get the same error> imtp.me/3db7006q4.p
First of all I don't understand why the Virtuemart ignores the categories when I create them using the import through PhpMyAdmin. I inserted two categories manually, then made a sample csv export from database and created the exact same import - the categories are in the database but when I go to Virtuemart, they're not there...only those I created manually. I don't know what the fields cdate and mdate numbers are so they are the same for all the lines in my csv import...can this be the problem?
Seems I was a little off, in your version you must also include the category_path into your import file. The last category in the path must match the category_name field. You may give it a try to just duplicate the category_name column and name it category_path.
First of all I don't understand why the Virtuemart ignores the categories when I create them using the import through PhpMyAdmin.
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