Not sure if this is really a bug or some design consideration so thought I would post here first.
I have managed to successfully circumvent the issue by running sql’s on the database but maybe I missed
I imported a little over 9000 products, the import went well and the products showed up in the admin inteface with
proper attribute settings.
The products did not show up on the website. I traced this to the products not having an entry in the catalog_product_website
table. Of course I knew this before the 9000 products, I found the issue in a test run.
I did some test runs with the website_id field but the import process seems to ignore it.
After the final import I used a select/insert to get it working.
Did I miss something?