Cannot delete Virtuemart Categories

Posted on 2012-08-21
Last Modified: 2012-08-27
When setting up a Virtuemart shop I created some product categories for testing which I now want to delete. However I cannot delete them and get the following error:
vmError: Could not clear category products
        Product Category could not be deleted.
The Categories contain no child categories and no products.
Question by:eamonmorio
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    Expert Comment

    What version of Joomla and Virtuemart are you using? And are you trying to delete the last product category or do you have other non-test categories in place? Finally do you have any modules or menus that reference that product category?

    Author Comment

    Joomla 1.5.26 ,  Virtuemart       2.0.8e, Template: Hot ecommerce.
    Menu items Home and Shop pointing to VirtueMart Categories Layout (Top Level) but I temporarily changed these to an article and it didn't solve the problem.
    No modules referencing any category at present.

    Accepted Solution

    I couldn't do it through Joomla backend so I deleted the categories through mySql successfully. Not the best solution but it will do for now.
    LVL 8

    Expert Comment

    Thanks for letting me know.

    Author Closing Comment

    No satisfactory answer as to solve it through Joomla or Virtuemart admin so I resorted to my own solution of deleting the tables in mySQL.

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