Non-Required Category Attribute Not Set in Global Scope
When a category is created whilst in a store scope, and a value is set against an attribute which has
is_required set to
false, and has a scope more specific than
global, then a value is not set against the global scope, resulting in the store scope having a value, but the global scope having no value. This also has the effect of causing the flat category table for the store in question to have a null value for the attribute, even in the store scope that it is set in.
On this install, the attribute in question is
The value is stored as an int, here is what the EAV table looks like after save. You can see that a value exists only on the store scope:
Causing the index table for said store to be incorrect (you can see for the category
test3, which is category
314, the value is
1 as it should be):
You can see that if we add a value manually at the global scope, then the index table is correct:
Now if I remove this value, and instead set
true, and create a new category in store 2, you can see a value is created at the global scope as well:
It feels to me as if a value should always exist in the global scope if one exists in the store scope, so I would say this is not a problem with the indexer, but with the EAV saving logic.
This is on Magento 184.108.40.206 - it might have been fixed since then.