zzarbi zzarbi - 1 month ago 12
PHP Question

How to add a category to Magento via Setup script?

I actually can add a category via setup script, the thing is for some reason some of the fields doesn't get set properly. Here's is my code

$this->startSetup();
Mage::register('isSecureArea', 1);

$category = Mage::getModel('catalog/category');
$category->setPath('1/2') // set parent to be root category
->setName('Category Name')
->setUrlKey('category-name')
->setIsActive(0)
->setIncludeInMenu(1)
->setInfinitescroll(1)
->setDisplayMode('PAGE')
->setLandingPage($idToCmsBlock)
->setPageLayout('anotherLayoutThanDefault')
->setCustomUseParentSettings(0)
->setCustomLayoutUpdate('<reference name="head"><action method="addCss"><stylesheet>css/somecss.css</stylesheet></action></reference>')
->save();
$this->endSetup();


After running this script, I have a category created with all my value set in the EAVs table.
However the Flat table will be missing displayMode, landingPage, pageLayout, customLayoutUpdate even if I re-index the flat table.

The weird thing is that if I go in the admin, I can see all those fields properly set but if I go in my frontend most of those fields are ignored. I will have to go to the admin, unset those value and reset them for each of them to work properly.

Also let say I use setEnabled(1), my category will be "enable" in the admin but not show up in the frontend.

PS: I have Flat Category activated, if I disable it seems to work fine but if I re-index it still not working.

Answer

I finally found it, I'm not sure why but those fields are not showing up properly because they were inserted for the default store (storeId=1) because my script is running in an update script. You need to use the storeId 0.

With this information you would think that the solution would be something like :

$this->startSetup();
Mage::register('isSecureArea', 1);

Mage::app()->setCurrentStore(Mage_Core_Model_App::ADMIN_STORE_ID);

$category = Mage::getModel('catalog/category');
$category->setPath('1/2') // set parent to be root category
    ->setStoreId(Mage_Core_Model_App::ADMIN_STORE_ID)
    ->setName('Category Name')
    ...
    ->save();
$this->endSetup();

But this code doesn't work either. Indeed after looking into Mage::app() (Mage_Core_Model_App Line 804) I noticed a IF condition that would always return the default store if you're in a setup script.

The trick is to fake that you're not in a setup script, my working solution is:

$this->startSetup();
Mage::register('isSecureArea', 1);

// Force the store to be admin
Mage::app()->setUpdateMode(false);
Mage::app()->setCurrentStore(Mage_Core_Model_App::ADMIN_STORE_ID);

$category = Mage::getModel('catalog/category');
$category->setPath('1/2') // set parent to be root category
    ->setStoreId(Mage_Core_Model_App::ADMIN_STORE_ID)
    ->setName('Category Name')
    ...
    ->save();
$this->endSetup();