Pbosch, thank you for your post. I will clarify some points you\’ve mentioned for other forum users.
I doubt importing one million of products is idealistic on the standard data adapter, nor this will be possible with storemanager.
We haven\’t mentioned that you should run the initial data input in one import with Store Manager. What is more, you can do it for free and we\’ve provided a direct URL to check it. Also we do provide support free of charge, so we gladly assist in such complex tasks and we find the exact solution that fit our customer\’s needs.
However, there is no promise the importer will work in future versions when Magento releases a new one. Store manager I doubt it will help here when importing a CSV with millions of products.
Store Manager DOES support latest version of Magento approximately withing 1 month after official release, free solutions cannot afford it in most cases, so you need to be either very technical to be able to update it or need to look for another solution.
If you are going to do this how would you update the products daily? ( you need raw SQL injection to make a fast script)
The Store Manager has an option to add new products only, thus duplicated products will be ignored
Also Store Manager allows you to update one or two fields only - you can update price and quantity without updating any other fields (there\’s no need to update description or reload images each time
There is not need to override the catalogue rebuild and cache clearing. Store Manager can do it for you once import is done.
You need processing of the CSV before uploading and also updating or checking if a product has already been added
Store Manager will make it for you automatically. Simply setup one import for price and quantity update and another task for adding new products, thus skipping the updating of existing ones.
I have uploaded a sample MS XML file which can be created also from CSV. If you want to import you need to process your CSV and optimize it for Magento e.g. with scripts. Just open the MS XML and you will see the basis template of Magento which you can interpretate as a CSV or a MS XML file.
The main feature of Store Manager is that you do not need to adjust the file in any way! You can do it on a fly while import. Including adding some data or skipping some unnecessary columns. Basis Magento template has lots of columns like type_id and others.
Usual customer will never know what to input there, while the .csv file will not be imported correctly without the data.