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How to import large amounts of CSV data into web applications

This article discusses how to import large amounts of CSV (comma-separated values) data into a web application.

Importing large amounts of CSV data

You may need to import a large amount of CSV data into a web application, such as Magento or PrestaShop. However, if you try to import all of the data at once using one large file, the operation may time out, and the import will fail.

To prevent this problem from occurring, you should break up large CSV datasets into smaller files. For example, suppose you need to import 5,000 products into an e-commerce application. Instead of doing this operation with one large CSV file, you could split the data into multiple CSV files (such as two files with 2,500 products each, or five files with 1,000 products each).

By using smaller CSV files, you can help ensure that server timeouts do not occur, and your data is imported successfully.

More Information

For more information about CSV data, please visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comma-separated_values.