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Create a custom category attribute in Magento

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Create a custom category attribute in Magento
Copy and paste the following code in your header.phtml

require_once(‘app/Mage.php’);
Mage::app()->setCurrentStore(Mage::getModel(‘core/store’)->load(Mage_Core_Model_App::ADMIN_STORE_ID));
$installer = new Mage_Sales_Model_Mysql4_Setup;
$attribute  = array(
‘type’ => ‘int’,
‘label’=> ‘Your attribute label’,
‘input’ => ‘text’,
‘global’ => Mage_Catalog_Model_Resource_Eav_Attribute::SCOPE_GLOBAL,
‘visible’ => true,
‘required’ => false,
‘user_defined’ => true,
‘default’ => “”,
‘group’ => “General Information”
);
$installer->addAttribute(‘catalog_category’, ‘your_attribute_code’, $attribute);
$installer->endSetup();

Run your site once. After that remove this code from header.phtml
Your attribute is created.

its appear in your catalog->manage categories->General information tab

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