In Sitecore Commerce 9.3, I'm attempting to import and sync categories, but I am not able to create or update categories programmatically while getting info for existing categories via _getCategoryCommand as shown on screenshot but _createCategoryCommand is neither throwing any exception nor creating categories.

No error logs were found. When _createCategoryCommand executes it never comes to the next line.

i.e. category.Name = parameter.Name.

I've read & followed this article - https://hachweb.wordpress.com/2018/09/09/sitecore-xc-9-0-2-walkthrough-of-creating-your-own-product-importer-with-various-pitfalls/

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  • Is this only on creating category or do you face the same issue if you create a Catalog? Found a different code that casts it to a category after creating category = await _createCategoryCommand.Process(CurrentContext, catalog.Id, categoryModel.Name, categoryModel.DisplayName, categoryModel.Description) as Category; and last question is your catalogus you are refuring to existing?
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    Commented Mar 21 at 7:23
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Try to use the below methods to create and update the category. You can modify the code accordingly to check the existing category.

  1. Find existing category -

    using Sitecore.Commerce.Plugin.Catalog;
    using System.Linq;
    using System.Threading.Tasks;
    public async Task<Category> FindCategoryByName(string categoryName)
         // Get all categories
         var categories = await _commerceCommander.GetEntities<Category>(context.CommerceContext, CommerceEntity.ListName<Category>(), 0, int.MaxValue);
        // Find the category by name
        var category = categories.FirstOrDefault(c => c.DisplayName.Equals(categoryName, StringComparison.OrdinalIgnoreCase));
       return category;
  2. Create a category -

    using Sitecore.Commerce.Core;
    using Sitecore.Commerce.Plugin.Catalog;
    using System;
    using System.Threading.Tasks;
    public async Task CreateCategory(string categoryName, string parentCategoryName = "")
       // Assuming you have a Commerce Engine instance initialized
       // Create a new category
       var category = new Category
         DisplayName = categoryName,
         ParentCategoryList = new ListEntityComponent
             Items = new List<string> { parentCategoryName }
     // Add the category to the catalog
     await _commerceCommander.Pipeline<ICreateCategoryPipeline>().Run(new CreateCategoryArgument(category), context);
  3. Update a Category

    using Sitecore.Commerce.Plugin.Catalog;
    using System.Threading.Tasks;
    public async Task UpdateCategory(string categoryId, string newCategoryName)
       // Load the category
       var category = await _commerceCommander.GetEntity<Category>(context.CommerceContext, categoryId);
       if (category != null)
          // Update the category name
          category.DisplayName = newCategoryName;
          // Save the changes
          await _commerceCommander.Pipeline<IUpdateCategoryPipeline>().Run(category, context.CommerceContext);

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