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importing picture through magmi
ike oheri

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March 18, 2014 - 10:23 pm
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Hello. I been having this issue for quite a while now but i am trying to import pictures into magento using magmi. The pictures are from a url. Its pretty slow to import and it stays a 14% for the longest. I was thinking if i just import 1 column of picutres instead of all four if that would help the speed. So example i can just import small image and omit thumbnail,image and media gallery. Thanks

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Matthew Ogborne

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March 18, 2014 - 11:08 pm
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Hi ike,

For each image Magmi needs to go off and download that image, so if the suppliers website is really slow, then the import is going to be really slow too.

A tip would be is that if you expand the image processor plugin in Magmi (see this tutorial just after 5mins) and set Magmi to skip existing images, it’ll skip them if they’re already downloaded and the imports will run much faster.

Hope that helps!

Matt

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