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2630303 - How to Delete the Root Level of the Product Category Hierarchy?


You have created a new Product Category Hierarchy, but you are not able to delete the root level since the Delete button is disabled.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Products work center.
  2. Select Product Categories view.
  3. Select the root Product Category.
  4. Select Maintain Product Categories button.
  5. Select the top (root) Product Category and click the Actions button

Here, the Delete button is disabled.


Once you create and save the root level (Product Category), it is not possible to delete it. The reason for not allowing deletion of the root level is that it will generate inconsistencies in the system.


This is the standard system behavior.

  1. Once a Root Product Category is saved, it is not possible change its ID.
  2. Once a Root Product Category is created, it is not possible to delete the root product category ID.
  3. For root category, you are only allowed to change the description.

You are able to delete the sub categories, if they're not used in any Products.


Product Category, Hierarchy , Delete , Root level , KBA , LOD-CRM-PRO , Products , Problem


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