# Magento 2 : URL key For Specified Store Already Exists

We have a Magento 2 multisite setup, with categories set up.

When editing some (but not all) of these categories, in different store views, Magento throws following error and does not save data:

In this case, the name of the “Supplements” category was edited in Chinese store view. It shows changing the value of name in this view but the refreshing page shows that it is not saved at all.

Editing same category in default store view does not result in the same issue.

Ensuring that the “Default” checkbox is unchecked for the URL key field in the Chinese store view makes no difference

We have tried removing URL rewrites for this category (based on the error message and other posts we have reviewed) but this does not help.

We are running M2 Community 2.1.5.

Traced the issue back to a db save error in the url rewrite table:

``````SQLSTATE[23000]: Integrity constraint violation: 1062 Duplicate entry '90-3' for key 'URL_REWRITE_REQUEST_PATH_STORE_ID', query was: INSERT INTO `url_rewrite` (`redirect_type`,`is_autogenerated`,`metadata`,`description`,`store_id`,`entity_type`,`entity_id`,`request_path`,`target_path`) VALUES (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?), (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?), (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?), (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?), (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?), (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?), (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?), (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?), (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?), (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?), (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?), (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?), (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?), (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?), (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?), (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?), (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?), (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?), (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?), (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?), (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?), (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?), (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?), (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?), (?, 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``````

So multiple entries are saved into the rewrite table in one go (possibly corresponding to the subcats AND their associated products under the given category.

If I track that particular value back to the URLs that are being saved I have this entry in the array”

``````[167] => Array
(
[redirect_type] => 0
[is_autogenerated] => 1
[description] =>
[entity_type] => product
[entity_id] => 15
[request_path] => 90-3
[target_path] => catalog/product/view/id/15
[store_id] => 3
)
``````

I can’t see any request paths with “90-3” in it. There are target paths with “catalog/product/view/id/15” but only for default and nz site. I’ve tried deleting these but that didn’t help.

## Solutions

This is an acknowledged bug from Magento 2. Here is a workaround for it, I assume you already know how to create plugin/preference of Magento 2.

module-catalog-url-rewrite/Model/Product/AnchorUrlRewriteGenerator.php (L58)

``````/**
* Generate list based on categories
*
* @param int \$storeId
* @param Product \$product
* @param ObjectRegistry \$productCategories
* @return UrlRewrite[]
*/
public function generate(\$storeId, Product \$product, ObjectRegistry \$productCategories)
{
\$urls = [];
foreach (\$productCategories->getList() as \$category) {
\$anchorCategoryIds = \$category->getAnchorsAbove();
if (\$anchorCategoryIds) {
foreach (\$anchorCategoryIds as \$anchorCategoryId) {
//Default: \$anchorCategory = \$this->categoryRepository->get(\$anchorCategoryId);
\$anchorCategory = \$this->categoryRepository->get(\$anchorCategoryId, \$storeId);
\$urls[] = \$this->urlRewriteFactory->create()
->setEntityType(ProductUrlRewriteGenerator::ENTITY_TYPE)
->setEntityId(\$product->getId())
->setRequestPath(
\$this->urlPathGenerator->getUrlPathWithSuffix(
\$product,
\$storeId,
\$anchorCategory
)
)
->setTargetPath(
\$this->urlPathGenerator->getCanonicalUrlPath(
\$product,
\$anchorCategory
)
)
->setStoreId(\$storeId)
}
}
}

return \$urls;
}
``````

module-catalog-url-rewrite/Model/ProductUrlRewriteGenerator.php (L146)

``````/**
* Generate list of urls for global scope
*
* @param \Magento\Framework\Data\Collection \$productCategories
*
* @return \Magento\UrlRewrite\Service\V1\Data\UrlRewrite[]
*/
protected function generateForGlobalScope(\$productCategories)
{
\$urls = [];
\$productId = \$this->product->getEntityId();
foreach (\$this->product->getStoreIds() as \$id) {
if (!\$this->isGlobalScope(\$id)
&& !\$this->storeViewService->doesEntityHaveOverriddenUrlKeyForStore(\$id, \$productId, Product::ENTITY)
) {
// Default: \$urls = array_merge(\$urls, \$this->generateForSpecificStoreView(\$id, \$productCategories));

// before loading the category collection by looping it, clone it and set the correct store id,
// so we get the correct url_path & url_key for that specific store id
\$storeSpecificProductCategories = clone \$productCategories;
\$storeSpecificProductCategories->setStoreId(\$id);

\$urls = array_merge(\$urls, \$this->generateForSpecificStoreView(\$id, \$storeSpecificProductCategories));
}
}
return \$urls;
}
``````

Hope this helps.

I've fixed this issue. And I have 2 solutions for that.

The first one: Clean up your database in table url_rewrite (Change the url_key of all category). You can write UpgradeData script for this solution.

The second one: Remove the duplication data when saving category. This data is throw in method doReplace(\$urls) in `\vendor\magento\module-url-rewrite\Model\Storage\DbStorage.php` file.

``````protected function doReplace(\$urls)
{
foreach (\$this->createFilterDataBasedOnUrls(\$urls) as \$type => \$urlData) {
\$urlData[UrlRewrite::ENTITY_TYPE] = \$type;
\$this->deleteByData(\$urlData);
}
\$data = [];
foreach (\$urls as \$url) {
\$data[] = \$url->toArray();
}
\$this->insertMultiple(\$data);
}
``````

After debugging, I found out \$data variable has a duplicate record. If you want this method to work without any errors. Rewrite this method above to:

``````protected function doReplace(\$urls)
{
foreach (\$this->createFilterDataBasedOnUrls(\$urls) as \$type => \$urlData) {
\$urlData[UrlRewrite::ENTITY_TYPE] = \$type;
\$this->deleteByData(\$urlData);
}
\$data = [];
\$storeId_requestPaths = [];
foreach (\$urls as \$url) {
\$storeId = \$url->getStoreId();
\$requestPath = \$url->getRequestPath();
// Skip if is exist in the database
\$sql = "SELECT * FROM url_rewrite where store_id = \$storeId and request_path = '\$requestPath'";
\$exists = \$this->connection->fetchOne(\$sql);

if (\$exists) continue;

\$storeId_requestPaths[] = \$storeId . '-' . \$requestPath;
\$data[] = \$url->toArray();
}

// Remove duplication data;
\$n = count(\$storeId_requestPaths);
for (\$i = 0; \$i < \$n - 1; \$i++) {
for (\$j = \$i + 1; \$j < \$n; \$j++) {
if (\$storeId_requestPaths[\$i] == \$storeId_requestPaths[\$j]) {
unset(\$data[\$j]);
}
}
}
\$this->insertMultiple(\$data);
}
``````

If you want to get more details. Please, read my comment in

https://github.com/magento/magento2/issues/7298

The following approach works fine for me to resolve below issue.

``````"URL key for specified store already exists."
``````

Step : 1 First, I have find out the above message by using grep command. Basically below vendor core file throws this message.

``````File Name : Magento\UrlRewrite\Model\Storage\DbStorage.php
``````

Step 2 : Added below log code in the doReplace() method.

\$writer = new \Zend\Log\Writer\Stream(BP . '/var/log/Categories_debug_'.date('F Y').'.log'); \$logger = new \Zend\Log\Logger(); \$logger->addWriter(\$writer); \$logger->info('---------- Testing Start Here...'); \$logger->info(print_r(\$urlConflicted,1));

Step 3 : Open generated log file from var/log folder, you can find the product or category which was causing this error. you need to change the request path of product from admin SEO Tabs for single or for bulk you can search in catalog_product_entity_varchar table.

Example of log file like as below.

``````2021-04-12T15:29:35+00:00 INFO (6): ---------- Testing Start Here...
2021-04-12T15:29:35+00:00 INFO (6): Array
(
[5505] => Array
(
[redirect_type] => 0
[is_autogenerated] => 1
[description] =>
[entity_type] => product
**[entity_id] => 35729** // Your product id
[request_path] => apparelstest/shorts
[target_path] => catalog/product/view/id/35729/category/318
[store_id] => 1
)

)
``````

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