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I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I bump into an answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably know..

Comment #1

Thank you very much for responding. I had a feeling this would be the case and thank you for your time...

Comment #2

Is 2.9 million enough ? I have a client with around that figure...

Comment #3

Yesudo - it's currently still on paper, but I believe it's low hundreds...

Comment #4

I think Mondi and Burt's input will probably answer your question...

Comment #5

I've set up a store successfully with 3747 products, with no problems. It really depends on the size of your MySQL database..

I figured with that many products, the search features would run slower on this site, but they run fine..

Www.collectorscabin.net..

Comment #6

I have a internal test server here running at the office with almost 6 million products in it,.

Note that the server is on a.

-dual xeon processor 3.0ghz.

-2 gig ram..

-10,000 rpm drive..

I can honestly say that the shop runs as fast as if I had 20 products in it..

Digi.

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Digi.

: 09 August 2004, 20:26..

Comment #7

Crikey! 2.9 million products? How long did that take to program?..

Comment #8

*grin* I understand that, but at some stage in the lifespan of those products somebody had to put them in the computer in order to 'import/export' I'd imagine. Seems like a tough job to do. My products count in hundreds and that's taking a long time to get setup, so I can only image.....

Comment #9

On a similar note, how would I go about limiting the number of products allowed in a store?.

Thanks in advance.

Boo..

Comment #10

Most people with that many products have access to CVS files or somesort from there suppliers,.

We have 9 different suppliers totaling over 6 million products, and we can easily update our entire database in a matter of 3 hours or less..

We are even in the process of having multiple read connect strings to each of our suppliers databases's so that our database gets updated "live" with our suppliers database. (meaning we never have to input products or doing updates.).

Digi..

Comment #11

So, how do you import a cvs database?.

Exists a database model?.

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Bicho44.

: 12 August 2004, 22:11..

Comment #12

May I step in and ask another question....

I am running into problems (totalling >10000 products) where one of the 'new product' queries begins to wine about setting an option SQL_BIG_RESULT=1..

Since I cannot change any options for mySQL (I must use the webbased interface, have no command-line version available), how I am to put this into the tep_db_query() function or ... where...???.

Any help is appreciated!.

Thanks,.

;..

Comment #13

Hi - sorry to ask such a dumb question, but a client has asked what the maximum number of products that Oscommerce could support? Can you help???..

Comment #14

Someone please correct me if I am wrong, but I don't beleive there is any limit per say..

It is going to depend on MySQL and the server you are running's capability to keep up..

I have seen osc stores with well over 3000 products that ran pretty smooth. Mysql is pretty solid, I have other types of databases running on it with 100's of thousands of records..

Mondi..

Comment #15


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.