I have a spreadsheet which I use to import my simple products. Originally, I only had products on there which had their visibility set to 1 (not visible individually) - as they were meant to be associative products for my configurables - and they uploaded perfectly.
Recently, however, I have added on products with visibility set to 4 and the import - though showing no errors - only seems to import those products which are set to 4 and not those set to 1!
Moreover, the same spreadsheet doesn't seem to work anymore even when it contains only products set to 1 as it had before. The import shows no errors but the products do not upload at all (not on the frontend and not on the backend).
The products set to 4 and set to 1 are otherwise identical.