As the product images are well organized in shared folders on the server, I prefer having the absolute image path in the CSV file directly. For example this allows for simple one click (almost) imports without having to look for the right folder for a specific brand. This also has the advantage of storing a unique copy of each product images used by multiple production/development installations without having to duplicate them which would occupy much more disc space.
While trying to import product images using an absolute path either with the entire path inside the CSV file, submited through the
Images File Directory parameter or both, this error was thrown.
Following Error(s) has been occurred during importing process:
- Imported resource (image) could not be downloaded from external resource due to timeout or access permissions in row(s): 1, 2, 4, ...
The ideal solution would allow to import from any web user accessible folder using an absolute path while allowing to store a part or the entire path in the CSV file before the image name.