[ic] Add/update large number of products

DB DB at M-and-D.com
Sat Jan 8 15:57:32 UTC 2011

>> I often need to add or update many thousands of items at a time to
>> my products table. Mostly I use the Import feature from the admin
>> area, but if the file I'm importing is large enough I can run into
>> server timeouts before the upload completes. To solve this I've
>> chopped the file into several pieces, but that's kind of a pain.
>> I've also added products directly using mysql.
>> Is there an easy way to tell the admin's Import feature to look for
>> a file that's local to the server? Is there a better way to handle
>> this that I've not tried?
>> DB
> I use dbs_update to update the database for years for the same reason
> you have. Just upload your database and import it with dbs_update.
> Thanks
> Raymond

Thanks - that looks interesting and I'll give it a shot.


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