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When I try to change some properties for some categories (in most categories it works without any issues), like category name, or description, I see that it is not updated, and I get an issue "Item not updated".
What can be the problem?

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You are attempting to update your category's name to one that already exists. Duplicates are not allowed - either of other categories or of tags.

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And how do you explain the fact that even when I try to change description of the category, I also have this issue? – s976 Apr 15 '13 at 18:00
I cannot, offhand, unless the duplicate categories were created directly using SQL, and thereby bypassed the duplicate error message initially. I would check for duplicate category/tag slugs, as this is the most likely explanation. – vancoder Apr 15 '13 at 18:04

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