MDVA-44940: SQL error while saving category from admin

The MDVA-44940 patch fixes the issue where an SQL error occurs while saving a category from the admin. This patch is available when the Quality Patches Tool (QPT) 1.1.16 is installed. The patch ID is MDVA-44940. Please note that the issue is scheduled to be fixed in Adobe Commerce 2.4.6.

Affected products and versions

The patch is created for Adobe Commerce version:

  • Adobe Commerce (all deployment methods) 2.4.3-p1

Compatible with Adobe Commerce versions:

  • Adobe Commerce (all deployment methods) 2.4.3 - 2.4.4
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.


An SQL error occurs when saving a category from the admin.

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Install sample data.

  2. Create a second website with a store group assigned to the default category.

    • Create a store view assigned to the new store group.
  3. Create stock and an additional source assigned to this stock and a sales channel assigned to the second website.

  4. Create a test product assigned to the second website.

  5. Go to Admin > Catalog > Categories, select Scope = Second Website and go to Products in Category > Automatic Sorting > Move out-of-stock products to the bottom and click Save.

Expected results:

The category is saved.

Actual results:

The following error occurs: Something went wrong while saving the category.

Apply the patch

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