MDVA-39181: Related product rules show products from category undefined in rule

The MDVA-39181 patch solves the issue where related product rules show products from a category not defined in the rule. This patch is available when the Quality Patches Tool (QPT) 1.1.10 is installed. The patch ID is MDVA-39181. Please note that the issue is scheduled to be fixed in Adobe Commerce 2.4.5.

Affected products and versions

The patch is created for Adobe Commerce version:

  • Adobe Commerce (all deployment methods) 2.4.2

Compatible with Adobe Commerce versions:

  • Adobe Commerce (all deployment methods) 2.4.1 - 2.4.3-p1
The patch might become applicable to other versions with new Quality Patches Tool releases. To check if the patch is compatible with your Adobe Commerce version, update the magento/quality-patches package to the latest version and check the compatibility on the Quality Patches Tool: Search for patches page. Use the patch ID as a search keyword to locate the patch.


Related product rules show products from categories not defined in the rule.


Install sample data.

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Create an attribute brand and add it to the Tops Attribute Set.

  2. Choose Josie, Augusta, and Ingrid jackets to add to the Brand Kitty from Women > Tops > Jackets category.

  3. Choose Beaumont, Hyperion, and Kenobi jackets to add to the Brand Kitty from Men > Tops > Jacket category.

  4. Create a related product with:

    code language-markdown
    Apply To: Related Products
    Customer Segments: All
    • Products to Match:
    code language-markdown
    If ALL of these conditions are TRUE
      Category is {}
      Brand is {}
    • Products to Display:
    code language-markdown
    If ALL of these conditions are TRUE
       Product Category is the same as Matched Product Category
       Product brand is Matched Product Brand
  5. Open SKU WJ04 from the front end and check related products.

  6. Update the category ID from Women > Tops > Jackets in case it is different from this.

Expected results:

Only products from the same brand and same child category are shown in related products.

Actual results:

Related products are shown of the same brand but from a random parent category.

Apply the patch

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