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Solve “Unable to find a sitemap to generate” in Magento

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In case you receive the error message

Unable to find a sitemap to generate

when trying to generate a Google Sitemap for an existing entry in Magento make sure to check that the sitemap ID generated is set correctly, i.e. not equal to 0 (zero).

In this particular Magento setup the ID for the first sitemap wrongly was set to 0 on generation via Catalog / Google Sitemap, thus breaking the sitemap generation process through the Generate option: magento-google-sitemap-id-0-unable-to-find-sitemap-to-generate

Correct Sitemap ID in Database

Manually setting the sitemap ID in the database to 1 for the first sitemap solved this problem:

Magento Google Sitemap ID 1 correct


Magento Google Sitemap generated successfully



Still, it’s strange that no error message was displayed when creating the first sitemap entry through Catalog / Google Sitemap.

Has anybody else experienced this behavior?