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Available Fields for Joomla Categories

Here you will find all the available fields that can be used in the Joomla Categories import and export routines. Please see the relevant tutorials on how to use these fields in a specific scenario.

Title Description Type Example
access

Set the access level for the custom field

Possible options

1:Public
2:Registered
3:Special

numeric 2
alias

Unique name of the category

text shoes-men
asset_id

Id of the assest table category is stored

numeric 283
category_layout

Set the alternative layout for the category.

text *
category_path

The path of the category

text user/user-location
checked_out

The ID of the user who has the categories item checked out.

numeric 642
checked_out_time

The time the categories has been checked out.

text 2017-05-17 09:58:38
combine

This is a special field to allow you to combine fields into a single field.

text
created_time

The created date and time of category

text 2017-05-17 09:58:38
created_user_id

The id of the user who created the category

numeric 12
custom

This is a special field that allows you to set a custom value to be used during export.

text main
description

Description of the category

text This category is for Men Shoes
extension

Extension for which category belong to.

text com_content
hits

Number of hits the category has got

numeric 5
id

Id of the category from Joomla categories table

numeric 2
image

Set the image for the category

text
language

Set the language of the category

text *
level

Set the level of the category

numeric 2
lft

Specifies the left position in the nested set.

numeric 45
meta_author

The author of the category.

text Shakespeare
meta_robots

Set the robots instructions.

text noindex, follow
metadata

Set the meta data for the category

text
metadesc

Set the meta description for the category

text
metakey

Set the meta keywords for the category.

text csv,import,export,joomla
modified_time

The modified date and time of category

text 2017-05-17 09:58:38
modified_user_id

The id of the user who modified the category

numeric 12
note

Set the category note

text This category is for men shoes
params

Parameters of the category

text
parent_id

Parent id value of the category

numeric 1
path

Set the path of the category

text shoes/men-shoes
published

If the Joomla category is published or not

Possible options

Y/1:Published
N/0:Unpublished
-2:Trashed

numeric Y
rgt

Specifies the right position in the nested set.

numeric 46
skip

This is a special field that allows you to skip a field during import.

numeric
title

Title of the category

text Shoes
version

Version number of the category.

numeric 1

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