I'm currently developing a PHP interface between our ERP software and a new magento shop.
The problem I'm facing right now is that we have the categories with numeric IDs in our ERP database and I would like to use those IDs as category_id when I do a SOAP call (catalog_category.create).
Is there any way to do that ? And if yes, how ? I searched the internet all over but didn't find any solution by now.
It would be really important because all our articles are connected to those numbers and it would be a huge thing to connect those otherwise.
Thank you !
Do you want to use category id in place of category name?
$client = new SoapClient('http://magentohost/api/v2_soap/?wsdl'); // If some stuff requires api authentification, // then get a session token $session = $client->login('apiUser', 'apiKey'); $result = $client->catalogCategoryCreate($session, 2, array( 'name' => 'Category name 2', // Do you want to use the category id here? 'is_active' => 1, 'position' => 1,
Thanks for your reply.
Yes, I want to call it lets say "New Category" and give it category_id 4354 and another one "New Category 2" with category_id 5541