[ic] [ic]/[mv] Large Product tables
Thu, 11 Jan 2001 23:24:24 -0600
Mike Heins wrote:
> Quoting John Foster (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> > Barney Treadway wrote:
> > > Again, thanks for the insight. I'm going to push ahead with this in some
> > > manner and I'll endeavor to keep folks informed as to load issues and
> > > workarounds for catalogs of this size. I'd appreciate any feedback or words
> > > of warning/encouragement. :-)
> > -----------------------------------------------------------------
> > I have run into many problems with large databases and IC. I HIGHLY
> > recommend the MySQLman application from the below website. Depending on
> > your system it may be tricky to setup but it will allow you to have an
> > excellent tool for managing these larger databases. I also use WebMin in
> > both site management and in DB management. Good Luck!
> It is easy to shoot yourself in the foot with any application and a large
> database. I know, I have done it many times. Interchange's admin UI is
> optimized for DBs that are 50,000 records or less. If you have that many
> records, you need SQL to use the IC admin tool with any success. Even
> then, you have to make sure that proper indexing is done on all fields
> that are selected/sorted on.
> I would be very interested to hear of success stories with other shop/cart
> builders and very large databases. I haven't heard of many; in fact,
> more than a few Interchange users are refugees from some commercial
> application that hit the wall at 20,000 products.
> The Interchange application itself will not repeal the laws of physics,
> but if used in a reasonable manner it is capable of working with very
> large database tables. There are sites which have as many as a million
> items, and at least one that has 500,000 and uses GDBM. They don't try and
> run the item editor on that, though! And they use external import/export
> programs and don't try to do auto-import and export.
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