How to add Magento 2 Add category programmatically

How to add Magento 2 Add category programmatically

In this post we will show you Magento 2 Add category programmatically, hear for Magento 2 Add category programmatically we will give you demo and example for implement.

we will going to show how to create categories programmatically. It comes in handy when you are trying to import data from APIs, CSV files, XML documents and so on.

code for Magento 2 Add category programmatically

1st, you need to load your data into an array. We will insert the categories one by one using the methods below ::

foreach ($array_with_categories as $val_row) 
    $val_data = $this->prepareData($val_row);

As you can see above, we prepare the data to then create the category afterwards. we personally find it an easier way to manipulate data and it’s quite re-usable.

     * @param string $row
     * @param int $id
     * @return array mixed
    protected function prepareData($row, $id = null)
          // in case you want to user the root category id
//        $setrootCat = $this->_objectManager->get('Magento\Catalog\Model\Category');
//        $cat_info = $setrootCat->load($rootrowId);
//        $categoryTmp->setPath($setrootCat->getPath());

        $data_val = [
            'data' => 
				"name" => $row["category_name"],
                "parent_id" => 2,                
				"position" => 10,
                "is_active" => true,                
                "include_in_menu" => false,
            'custom_attributes' => 
                "display_mode"=> "PRODUCTS",
                "is_anchor"=> "1",
//              "url_key"=> "", 
				// if not set magento uses 
				// the name to generate it				
//              "custom_use_parent_settings"=> "0",
//              "custom_apply_to_products"=> "0",
//              "automatic_sorting"=> "0",
//              "url_path"=> "cat2",
//              "my_own_attribute" => "value" 
				// add your attribute

            $data_val['data']['id'] = $id;

        return $data_val;

Once the data is ready, let’s create the new category using the returned data above.

 * @param array $data_val
 * @return bool val
protected function createCategory(array $data_val)
    $setcategory = $this->_objectManager
        ->create('Magento\Catalog\Model\Category', $data_val)

    $setrepository = $this->_objectManager->get(CategoryRepositoryInterface::class);
    $result = $setrepository->save($setcategory);

    echo "Created Category :: " . $data_val['data']['name'] . "\n";

    return true;

Now should be able to see it in your Back-end(admin), Products > Categories.

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