Magmi Magento Reindexer
What it does
This plugin calls the Magento script indexer.php (available since magento 1.4.x) via php cli (ie: launches a new php instance in command line) to rebuild magento indexes.
This magento script performs Full Reindexing , so it may take very long on big catalogs.
From version 1.0.5, included in magmi 0.7.10 (recommended) the parameters are the following
- php cli command : what is the command to launch php cli (defaults to php)
- a list of indexes to rebuild with checkboxes
Latest extra plugin package comes with On the fly indexer v1.0.2c plugin that can perform differential indexing on URL Rewrites index & Catalog category product.
When using on the fly indexer plugin , the calalog_url & catalog_category_product do not need to be selected for reindexing.
Magento version compatibility
If magento version is 1.3 , reindexer will fail to run since no indexer.php script is available.
If the reindex takes subsecond time, then the cli command has failed. in that case, use magento backend or a command line to perform the reindexing manually.