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    Hi,

    I would like to know all categories within a major category (or a very top category) of a store, is each category name unique? Do datafeeds you see so far follow this rule?

    Thanks,
    John

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    Do you mean like this:

    -widgets
    ---new
    ---old
    ---recycled
    -wodgets
    ---new
    ---old
    ---recycled
    -weedgets
    ---new
    ---old
    ---recycled

    ?? - yes, that happens.

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    Moved to the datafeed forum....

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by CrazyGuyâ„¢:
    Do you mean like this:

    -widgets
    ---new
    ---old
    ---recycled
    -wodgets
    ---new
    ---old
    ---recycled
    -weedgets
    ---new
    ---old
    ---recycled

    ?? - yes, that happens. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Thanks. So for example if the top category is computer hardware, the 3 categories widgets, wodgets, weedgets could be reside within computer hardware category? Then category name is not unique, I have to separate them, kind of complicated, but it will be ok for all feeds.

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    Complicated if you're trying to make your own categories from scratch.

    In pratice, datafeeds either have:
    no categories (almost useless)
    a single category per product as a field in the record.
    multiple category fields in the record (example: primary_cat, secondary_cat, sub_cat)
    a single field in the record containing a category structure separated by a special character (example computers/widgets/new or computers &gt; widgets &gt; new)

    If you want to change or combine categories then there is some work to do, but that's probably the secret heart of any datafeed work that isn't one feed=one site.

    My example above was mainly to point out that a third level category like "recycled" might be unique within its branch, but not unique across the database.

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