Display Category Items from a Sub Category Directory

Jacob Mallach asked on May 7, 2019 19:15


I'm trying to populate a form dropdown box with a category sublist. I'm using a macro in the forms field tab to populate the dropdown <select> values.

Here is an example of my category directory structure.

    item 1
    item 2
        item A
        item B
    item 3
    item 4

This macro successfully returns all Category Names.


However, I'm needing to ONLY return items located within a subcategory (Academics) list.

Category Directorty ---> SubCategory Directory (Academics) --> List all items (item A, item B)

This macro gets me closer, however it returns additional system text that is not needed, i.e., "CMS.Taxonomy.CategoryInfo (cms.category)"


What I'd like the macro to return are the values "itemA, itemB".

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks for the help.

Correct Answer

Dmitry Bastron answered on May 8, 2019 10:05

Hi Jacob,

You can use macro like this:

SiteObjects.Categories.Where("CategoryNamePath like '/Parent 1/%'").ItemsAsFields.CategoryName

Also, using Kentico Macro Console is super helpful:

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